Missouri Republican State Senators Shut Down Abortions In Cases Of Rape Or Incest

Here's what's interesting to us . . . 

There are a great many women who "identify" as conservative, Republican & Christian who will vote in favor of so-called abortion rights if they get the opportunity. 

This inconvenient fact risk a very public & embarrassing potential defeat for the Missouri GOP. And THAT is the motive behind proposed constitutional changes.

In the meantime . . . This exchange offers a glimpse at the current situation . . .

The state banned almost all abortions after the U.S. Supreme Court in 2022 overturned Roe v. Wade. Abortions currently are only legal “in cases of medical emergency.”

Democratic state Sen. Tracy McCreery said Missouri’s current law goes too far and called on her colleagues to “show an ounce of compassion” for victims of rape and incest.

“What we’re saying is, ‘We don’t care,’” McCreery said of the state’s current abortion ban. “We’re going to force you to give birth, even if that pregnancy resulted from forcible rape by a family member, a date, an ex-husband or a stranger.”

Counterpoint . . .

GOP Sen. Rick Brattin said abortion is as much of an atrocity as the institution of slavery and argued that giving birth could help women recover from rape or incest.

“If you want to go after the rapist, let’s give him the death penalty. Absolutely, let’s do it,” Brattin said. “But not the innocent person caught in-between that, by God’s grace, may even be the greatest healing agent you need in which to recover from such an atrocity.”

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