Any doctor who performs an abortion in the state will face a minimum of 10 years in prison and a maximum of 99 to life.
These extremist Republican lawmakers know what the law is - but they don't care. The rule keeps abortion care out of reach for many low-income and marginalized women who rely on Medicaid and the Indian Health Service for their healthcare. The proposal would ban abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy but would not include exemptions for rape and incest victims.
126, a bill that would ban abortion after eight weeks Georgia and OH have also passed abortion bans in recent weeks which prohibit women from obtaining abortion care after six weeks of pregnancy-before many women even know they are pregnant.
I'll be blunt: It just might work.
The Missouri Senate is the latest state legislative chamber to pass a major pro-life bill, dubbed the "Missouri Stands With the Unborn Act".
Notably, several right-of-center voices, including conservative pundit Ben Shapiro, Human Events publisher Will Chamberlain, National Review's Ramesh Ponnuru, Townhall's Guy Benson, and even 700 Club televangelist Pat Robertson objected to the bill on largely-strategic grounds, arguing that it will fail to overturn Roe, and that without without a rape exception it may be too "extreme" for voters to accept. In authoring Roe v. Wade, Justice Harry Blackmun conceded that legally classifying fetuses as "persons" would instantly kill the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 landmark decision and immediately outlaw all abortions. But Ivey, in an appearance near Montgomery earlier in the day, suggested that legal costs would not factor into her decision on whether to sign the bill.
Next, Warren said Congress should require that all health care insurance cover abortions.
The plan won praise from women's rights advocates on social media.
Democrats claimed the abortion ban is sentencing women to death.
Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, another 2020 candidate, similarly suggested that eliminating abortion will prove deadly.
"These kinds of restrictions are medically-unnecessary and exist for only one objective: to functionally eliminate the ability of women to access abortion services", Warren wrote.
"We must build a future that protects the right of all women to have children, the right of all women to not have children, and the right to bring children up in a safe and healthy environment", Warren said.