Missouri's new abortion regs threaten women who have suffered horrific circumstances.
In a recent interview, the Jackson County prosecutor takes locals through a tragic scenario that now include the threat of legal crackdown.
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"Missouri's law is extreme, even viewed nationally, Missouri is a near total ban and the circumstances be damned," Peters Baker said.
When the law went into effect, Gov. Mike Parson said it didn't allow for the prosecution of women.
But, Peters Baker and other prosecuting attorneys have all said that's not how the law is written.
"If an incest victim walks through the door, but didn’t follow Missouri's law about being forced to agree to bring that pregnancy to birth, I get to have to look at her for prosecution," she said . . . "This is not a fictitious scenario," Peters Baker said. "A whole lot of people already failed that young woman. Her family failed her. Where are her parents — they failed her."
Peters Baker said the idea of prosecuting a victim is cruel.
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Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney concerned rape, incest survivors can be prosecuted under Missouri law
KANSAS CITY, MO - Jean Peters Baker, the Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney, is concerned rape and incest victims who seek abortion could be held criminally responsible under Missouri's new abortion ban . The state law, which recently went into effect when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v.