Missouri Senate Passes 8-Week Abortion Ban Bill, No Rape Or Incest Exemptions

Missouri state capitol building in Jefferson City. (Photo by: Joe Sohm/Visions of America/UIG via Getty Images)
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May 16, 2019 9:20 a.m.

The Missouri Senate has passed a bill barring abortions at the eighth week of pregnancy, with no exemptions for rape or incest.

According to NBC News, the bill now just needs an approval vote in the Republican-majority House and a signature from Gov. Mike Parson (R), who supports the legislation.

Missouri is coming hot on the heels of Alabama, whose governor on Wednesday night signed into law the country’s most restrictive ban on abortion. A spate of other states across the country have passed six-week abortion bans, though most of them are snarled in lower courts.

Anti-abortion activists are throwing spaghetti at the wall, hoping that one of the state laws will bounce its way up to the Supreme Court and let the conservative majority shred Roe v. Wade. 

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