Missouri Governor Signs New Abortion Bill

Missouri Bans Abortion After 8 Weeks of Pregnancy

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Missouri’s Governor just passed a strict new anti-abortion bill this morning banning abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy.

Missouri passed this legislation in hopes that the Supreme Court will overturn Roe vs. Wade, a case that gave women the right to choose whether or not to have an abortion.

Governor Mike Parson said in a statement, “By signing this bill today, we are sending a strong signal to the nation that, in Missouri, we stand for life, protect women’s health, and advocate for the unborn…… All life has value and is worth protecting.”

The law bans abortion after eight weeks, which is when a heartbeat is detected. The new law includes exceptions for medical emergencies, but not for incest or rape.

Missouri is the first state this year to set an eight week abortion law.

This bill is set to be put into effect on August 28. Doctors who do not abide by this law will face up to fifteen years in prison.

This bill also does not allow abortions to be based off of gender, race, or genetic diseases such as down syndrome.

It also requires a parent or guardian to give written consent in order for a minor to get an abortion.