Another state outlaws abortions!

It’s nice to see so many conservative states fighting back in this war against unborn babies and another state has now stepped up to the plate and signed a bill banning abortions into law:

LIFE NEWS – Today, Governor Mike Parson signed into law the “Missouri Stands For the Unborn Act,” SS SCS HB 126. This is groundbreaking legislation that will save lives and set the standard for pro-life legislation nationwide.

The Senate approved the bill in a 24-10 vote early Thursday and the House put the finishing touches on the bill last week and now the bill to ban abortions after unborn babies have detectable heartbeats becomes state law.

I’m totally not ok with only banning abortions after a heartbeat is detected, but at least we are moving the ball in the right direction.



Don’t get me wrong. This is significant legislation because, as I understand it, the time in which an unborn baby has a detectable heartbeat coincides with the time a women learns she’s pregnant and therefore this law would wipe out most or nearly all abortions. Which is why the left opposes these laws with such vitriol.

Here’s what the new law will do according to Life News:

  • ban abortion at detection of a heartbeat at 8 weeks, if overturned
  • ban abortion at 14 weeks, if overturned
  • ban abortion at 18 weeks
  • require 2nd custodial parent notification
  • require Missouri informed consent requirements for out-of-state abortion referrals
  • increase required malpractice insurance to 3 million dollars
  • increase to 70% of the donation, tax credits for donations to Pregnancy Resource Centers and lifts the limit on the amount of the donation
  • ban abortion when Roe v. Wade is overturned
  • ban abortion for race, gender and Down Syndrome diagnosis

This is a very good law and hopefully it, or the Alabama law, will lead to the banning of Roe v. Wade.

In that instance, as you can see above, bills like these will utterly ban abortions and the heartbeat provision will no longer matter.

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ToddLP
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I guess republicans are more worried about their fake sky fairies than keeping democrats out of power. This abortion issue is the republicans downfall.

Sentinel
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Thank the Lord! GREAT news!!!

Dr. Strangelove
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We need a good bill to go before SCOTUS that will be accepted. If it’s too radical for Roberts and they won’t take it, or worse, rule against it, we’ll be in an even worse position. It’s great to see more and more states standing up for the unborn.

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clapping clapping clapping thumbsup praying I hope all the so-called fly over states adopt these stringent bans!

kong1967
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How many liberal states kicked this off with their extreme laws allowing abortion up until birth? Was it two? That was a huge mistake because the MANY MORE conservative states are fighting back.

Yeshuati
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Yeshuati

Thank God for this progress!
I totally agree with your statement “I’m totally not ok with only banning abortions after a heartbeat is detected, but at least we are moving the ball in the right direction.”

sjmom
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More and more states will be doing this. Let’s hope we can get a federal law passed.

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Y’know, here’s a shrewd idea: pass these laws and then stall the Courts on hearing the matter. Stall stall stall. Don’t make the goal to get SCOTUS to override or neuter Roe. Stall them for something better.

What is this – eight states now? Maybe they should focus their efforts on getting more state legislatures to push similar legislation and see how many can get it passed. Test the waters on whether this is something that could be taken up and succeed at Constitutional Convention. Cut the legs out from Congress, SCOTUS, and the pro-abortion lobby all at once.

TomNewman64
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That’s a lot of legs – big bloody mess. Like the Kill Bill Chinese restaurant scene, but with old drunk politicians instead of Chinese ninja assassins.

D Guest
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Reminds me of the way gay marriage was pushed. Bet we won’t get the same consideration they did.

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Save an outright ban, nothing here not to like, but I REALLY like the 2nd custodial parent consent. Sure a mother can lie and sure the abortionist couldn’t care less, but I can appreciate that it’s a facet of this law. Men are always ignored when it comes to abortion.

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By focusing on extremely rare cases of abortion, Pro-Lifers ignore the fact that 99.9% of abortions are convenience killings… Sorry, but the Alabama law will be nullified, STRENGTHENING RoeVWade — and more will die… More will die because they played right into Planned Parenthood’s hands.

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The Alabama bill is intended to create a Constitutional fight. From the American Spectator: ‘The way that this bill is drafted — it goes to ask the question of personhood.’ It will make the Supreme Court define personhood.

TomNewman64
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Yup. The question is not “what manner in which conception occurred”. The question is – is this a person or not?

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Have you read the Alabama bill? I have. It has some really bright ideas – like requiring two physicians to both sign and take responsibility for declaring that the mother’s life is in danger.

I saw nothing in the Alabama bill that would strengthen Roe v Wade. I thought it was written quite intelligently so that court arguments against it are going to have a really hard time.

The reason for not having the incest and rape exceptions in the Alabama bill are to actually make it stronger in the event of a court challenge. The Alabama bill does not try to discern any difference between human life just because of the way in which it was conceived. Bills that do have rape and incest exceptions are going to be the ones with a harder time in the courts, because those bills have already conceded that not all life is equal.

@GHalv
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Stronger? Kavanaugh and Roberts will trash this law in two seconds, Roe will be AFFIRMED, and the strategy of focusing on .01 PERCENT of abortion will blow up in their face.

TomNewman64
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Ahh, so you did not read it then. Excellent non-answer. You might try reading it – they did a very good job.

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Especially at a time when many voters are looking at the radical position of pro-abortionists (NY abortion up to birth, Gov Northam endorsing outright infanticide), we need to focus on where there is broad consensus. Over 80% of American oppose late-term abortions. Ban them.

I think heartbeat bills, like this one, are good because they can’t be discussed without discussing when life begins. People are much more sympathetic to and supportive of the pro-life position when the debate centers on life.

Whenever we are distracted by exceptions, support drops dramatically. Let’s save the vast majority of babies sooner, and work on the harder wins once the majority of lives are safe.

TomNewman64
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I’m totally not ok with only banning abortions after a heartbeat is detected

I love it. Then it becomes a race by scientists to detect anything like a heartbeat earlier and earlier all the way up to conception – and we are finally talking about the unborn as human beings, instead of as “tumors”.

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Scoop “I’m totally not ok with only banning abortions after a heartbeat is detected, but at least we are moving the ball in the right direction”.

Ditto.

I’m thanking the good Lord so many people are waking up for the innocent unborn even though I think there should not be a clause, no abortions , period ! heart

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