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Bill banning abortions at 20 weeks passes Missouri House

by | May 5, 2017

By Dave Andrusko

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley

As NRL News Today reported yesterday, the abortion issue is moving along several front in Missouri.

State Attorney General Josh Hawley has reiterated his determination to appeal Judge Howard F. Sachs’ decision to block two Missouri laws– one requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles, the other requiring abortion clinics to meet the requirements of ambulatory surgical centers. This at the same time Judge Sachs has now issued an order directing abortion clinic license applications “to be processed promptly, in light of patient needs, and without effective influence from opponents of abortion.”

U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs

U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs

But pro-lifers in Missouri are undeterred. According to reports in the Associated Press and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, they are moving on multiple fronts.

As part of a larger bill, the House this week voted 101-39 to prohibit abortions that take place 20 weeks or later, when the unborn child is capable of experiencing pain. Another component prohibits the sale or donation of the body parts of aborted babies while another requires that an adult consenting to a minor’s abortion to notify the other parent in writing of the decision. Those two amendments passed 106-40.

Categories: Legislation
Tags: Missouri