JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KFVS/AP) - Governor Mike Parson said leaders in the Missouri House and Senate were one vote away from passing one of the strongest pro-life bills in the country.
The Senate considered legislation on Wednesday, May 15 to ban most abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy. The only exception would be in cases of medical emergencies, not rape or incest.
On Facebook, the governor he’s honored to lead a state with so many people committed to standing up for those without a voice.
According to the Associated Press, the bill comes as abortion opponents across the U.S. push for new restrictions in hopes that that more conservative U.S. Supreme Court will overturn the Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion.
The Missouri measure also included a near-total ban on abortion, but that would only kick in if Roe v. Wade was overturned.