MISSOURI SET TO BAN ABORTION ONCE HEARTBEAT IS DETECTED IN NEW BILL.
It will no longer be possible for girls and women to abort “unwanted pregnancy” after eight weeks according to the new bill passed on Thursday by the Missouri Senate.
The bill, HB 126, known as the “Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act,” prohibits abortions after a heartbeat is detected. It however allows exceptions for medical emergencies but not for pregnancies caused by rape or incest.
The bill passed the GOP controlled Senate 24-10. All of the “yay” votes were from Republican senators.
The bill will be sent back to the state House for one more vote before it goes to GOP Gov. Mike Parson who has already voiced his support for the legislation, saying it would make Missouri “one of the strongest pro life states” in the United States.
At a news conference on Wednesday, Parson said “I made a promise to all Missourians that I would continue advocating and promoting a culture of life here in Missouri .”