Missouri’s GOP-Led Legislature Passes 8-Week Abortion Ban

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

  • Published 17 May 2019
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (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… Read at AP News