Planned Parenthood condemns abortion ban approved by Mo Senate

Planned Parenthood condemns abortion ban approved by Mo Senate
The organization called the bill dangerous and extreme. (Source: MO.gov)

MISSOURI (KFVS) - Advocates with Planned Parenthood in Missouri issued a statement following an abortion bill passed by the state Senate.

House Bill 126 passed in the Mo. Senate on May 16.

Mo. Governor Parson showed his support for the bill online.

The organization called the bill dangerous and extreme.

“Politicians are putting the health and lives of Missouri women at risk in their race to make our state the one that overturns Roe v. Wade at the Supreme Court. These bans on safe, legal abortion will have real costs — expensive legal costs and human costs for the women and families who need reproductive health care.
M’Evie Mead, director of policy and organizing for Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri

Organization officials said the state is becoming part of a national trend of extreme politicians pushing abortion band in defiance of the American people.

Officials said 15 state bans on abortion have passed so far in 2019. Those states include Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Ohio have passed extreme and unconstitutional bans, essentially outlawing all abortion.

Missouri’s law would be among the most restrictive banning abortion as early as eight weeks into a pregnancy.

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