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Missouri Senate Passes Bill Banning Abortion After 8 Weeks

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Published on May 16, 2019 - Duration: 01:07s

Missouri Senate Passes Bill Banning Abortion After 8 Weeks

Missouri Senate Passes Bill Banning Abortion After 8 Weeks The “Missouri Stands With the Unborn” bill passed 24-10 in the Republican-led Senate on May 16.

It is one of the most stringent anti-abortion bills in the nation as it outlaws nearly all abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected.

The law will allow exceptions in the cases of medical emergency, but not for cases of rape or incest.

Doctors face up to 15 years in prison for violating the law, while women who receive abortions would not be prosecuted.

It was also intentionally designed to conflict with Roe v.

Wade in an attempt to spark a court case that would result in its reversal.

Missouri state senators Dave Schatz and Caleb Rowden have called the bill an “unprecedented step forward in the defense of innocent lives.” Dave Schatz and Caleb Rowden, via statement

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