A highlight and part of the reason for such adamant protest today . . .
Missouri law pretty much prevents most abortions now that the Dobbs decision has taken effect.
Here's a summary and more resources . . .
"The “trigger law” bill was passed in 2019 as HB 126, designed to be enacted if the Supreme Court ruled on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, in which Mississippi asked the court to uphold the state’s ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy and rule there is no consitutional right to abortion. The justices ruled 6-3 in favor of Mississippi, effectively overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling granting that constitutional right.
"Missouri law now bans the ability to get an abortion after eight weeks of gestation except in the case of a medical emergency. The new statute makes no exceptions for rape or incest, and makes it a class B felony to induce an abortion.
"(Governor) Parson and Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt signed the proclamation within an hour of the Supreme Court’s ruling. Missouri is one of 13 states that had such a trigger law in place before the court decision. Prior to Friday, abortions were legal up to 22 weeks of pregnancy in Missouri."
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com links . . .
With Friday's landmark ruling, Missouri's "trigger law" effectively banning abortion is now in effect. Missouri was one of more than a dozen states with so-called trigger laws that will now outlaw abortion after the Supreme Court overturned the precedent set in Roe v. Wade.Missouri's trigger law was tacked onto another bill as an amendment.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - With the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, a case originating in Mississippi that challenged Roe v Wade, most abortions are now illegal in Missouri. The law - House Bill 126 , which passed in 2019 - bans abortion after eight weeks of gestation except in the case of medical emergencies.
On Friday morning, Missouri moved quickly to “effectively end abortions,” with Gov. Mike Parson signing the Right to Life of the Unborn Child Act into law.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade means immediate action in Missouri where a "trigger ban" took effect Friday morning, prohibiting abortion in the state in almost all situations. The newly certified law makes no exceptions for rape or incest.
The US Supreme Court's decision Friday to overturn the landmark abortion decision Roe v. Wadeis expected to ban or restrict the procedure for over 40 million women across at least 26 states.
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