Show-Me Uproar Over Arcane Missouri Preggo Divorce Rules

The fine print in family court law is always messy.

For instance . . . Most clueless dudes don't know that a divorce will basically doom them to poverty for the rest of their lives.

Similarly . . . 

This week there's outcry amongst Missouri progressives over a significant inconvenience that threatens to delay prospective hookups of recently divorced ladies but, apparently, provides ample proof of Red State lady persecution.

Life is give & take. 

Check-it . . . 

"According to the American Pregnancy Association, a non-profit focused on reproductive health and pregnancy wellness, Missouri is one of four states (along with Arizona, Arkansas, and Texas) where courts will not grant a divorce if the woman is pregnant.

"It’s state law, covered in Chapter 452.310 of Title XXX, under “Dissolution of Marriage.” When a person files a petition for divorce (be it the husband or the wife), they must include certain information in their paperwork – eight items specifically. Item five specifically states the petitioner must identify “whether the wife is pregnant.”

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Can pregnant women get divorced in Missouri?

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Pregnant in Missouri and filing for divorce? It can't be finalized until the child is born

In Missouri, the law requires that a petition for divorce list a handful of things, including whether the wife is pregnant. That's not so unusual, but with the overturning of Roe v. Wade, claims have been circulating on social media that a divorce can't be finalized while one party is pregnant.

You decide . . .