Missouri’s House passed a strict abortion bill that would ban abortions after eight weeks into a pregnancy.
The Missouri Stands with the Unborn Act passed Friday, one day after it passed in the Senate. The bill would make it a felony for a doctor to perform an abortion after eight weeks except in cases of medical emergencies. It doesn’t include exceptions for rape or incest.
The bill will be sent to Gov. Mike Parson’s desk after leadership from both sides, the House and the Senate, sign the required paperwork. Parson said he intends to sign it.
At a news conference Friday, reporters asked Parson why he feels comfortable signing the bill of it does not include exceptions for rape or incest. This was his response:
“Listen, we’re going to sign the bill as is. Because it’s a piece of legislature that the legislation voted on. You know, I’ve answered it a couple of times now. Because it’s a piece of legislature that the legislation voted on. I’m on the pro-life side of the issue and I’m going to sign the bill.”
Protesters with Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri walked through the halls of the capitol building. One protester said she was heartbroken when she heard the House passed the bill.
“This is a complete war on women,” Juliann Johnson said. “Like no men should ever decide what is best for women. It should completely be up to us what we do with our own bodies.”
Like we said earlier, the bill allows abortion after eight weeks in instances when an individual’s health is at risk. But Johnson said it shouldn’t just look at physical health, but mental health, too.
“If I were not physically ready to raise a baby, I’m not going to raise that kid properly and …read more
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