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Missouri Senate Votes to Ban Most Abortions After 8 Weeks

HeadlineMay 16, 2019

Missouri’s Republican-led Senate passed a bill early today banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. The legislation now heads to the Republican-led Missouri House of Representatives; Republican Governor Mike Parson has promised to sign the bill into law. Architects behind the bills in Alabama, Missouri and other states say they’re aimed at overturning Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court ruling that recognizes the constitutional right to an abortion.

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