I love to see so many states stepping up and passing serious pro-life legislation, and now Missouri is the latest ban abortions under penalty of law:
AP – Missouri’s Republican-led House on Friday passed sweeping legislation designed to survive court challenges, which would ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy.
If enacted, the ban would be among the most restrictive in the U.S. It includes exceptions for medical emergencies, but not for pregnancies caused by rape or incest. Doctors would face five to 15 years in prison for violating the eight-week cutoff. Women who receive abortions wouldn’t be prosecuted.
Republican Gov. Mike Parson is expected to sign the bill.
Unlike Alabama’s pro-life law which was designed to create a challenge to Roe vs Wade, a Missouri House Republican said that wasn’t the goal of their legislation:
Missouri Republicans are taking a different approach.
GOP Rep. Nick Schroer said his legislation is “made to withstand judicial challenges and not cause them.”
“While others are zeroing in on ways to overturn Roe v. Wade and navigate the courts as quickly as possible, that is not our goal,” Schroer said. “However, if and when that fight comes we will be fully ready. This legislation has one goal, and that goal is to save lives.”
The bill is tiered with pro-life bans on abortions after certain periods of time.
The most restrictive, an outright ban on abortions won’t actually go into effect unless Roe vs Wade is overturned:
Missouri’s bill also includes an outright ban on abortions except in cases of medical emergencies. But unlike Alabama’s, it would kick in only if Roe v. Wade is overturned.
If courts don’t allow Missouri’s proposed eight-week ban to take effect, the bill includes a ladder of less-restrictive time limits that would prohibit abortions at 14, 18 or 20 weeks or pregnancy.
What I find amazing is how the left is outraged over just how ‘extreme’ the right has become against abortions, when in reality we are the only ones protecting life. And if that makes us ‘extreme’, that’s fine with me.