Missouri Senate Joins GOP Anti-Abortion Wave with 8-Week Ban

Doctors would face five to 15 years in prison for violating the eight-week cutoff.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Republican-led Senate has passed a wide-ranging bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, acting only hours after Alabama’s governor signed a near-total abortion ban into law. The Missouri bill needs another vote of approval in the GOP-led House before it can go to Republican Gov. Mike Parson, who voiced support for an earlier version Wednesday. It includes exceptions for medical emergencies, but not for pregnancies caused by…

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