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Fri May 24, 2019, 03:10 PM

Missouri governor signs bill banning abortions at 8 weeks

Source: AP

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Friday signed a bill that bans abortions on or beyond the eighth week of pregnancy without exceptions for cases of rape or incest, making it among the most restrictive abortion policies in the nation.

Under the law that comes into force Aug. 28, doctors who violate the eight-week cutoff could face five to 15 years in prison. Women who terminate their pregnancies cannot be prosecuted. A legal challenge is expected, although it's unclear when that might occur.

The measure includes exceptions for medical emergencies, such as when there is a risk of death or permanent physical injuries to "a major bodily function of the pregnant woman." But the lack of exceptions women who find themselves pregnant after being raped or subjected to incest has drawn sharp criticism, including from wealthy GOP donor David Humphreys, a Missouri businessman, who had urged the Republican governor to veto the bill and called it "bad public policy."

Parson defended the lack of exceptions as he spoke to a group of abortion opponents gathered Friday for the bill signing in his Capitol office.



Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/missouri-governor-signs-bill-banning-abortions-at-8-weeks/ar-AABRtU2?li=BBnb7Kz

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 24 OP
Cracklin Charlie May 24 #1
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 03:48 PM

1. Sign your name.

Seal your fate.

Bye, Governor Parsons, defender of abuser Greitens, attacker of all Missouri women, holier than thou asshole. You will never be re-elected.

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Response to Cracklin Charlie (Reply #1)

Fri May 24, 2019, 09:25 PM

3. Got that right!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 07:00 PM

2. Here comes the payoff to anti-abortionists.

This string of questionable state laws will result in the Supreme Court having cause to revisit Roe v. Wade.

They seem sure they have the majority, it seems.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 11:10 PM

4. At this rate we're going to run out of coat hangers to mail. (n/t)

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 11:12 PM

5. Looks like Russian funding,

is waist high in around ten state too.

So much work to do.

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