The Missouri bill also does not allow exceptions for rape or incest, only in cases where the mother's life is in danger. "And because these federal protections would be valid on a variety of constitutional grounds - including equal protection and the commerce clause - they would ensure that choice would remain the law of the land even if the Supreme Court overturns Roe".
A number of 2020 candidates have spoken out against Alabama and other state's assault on abortion rights, but Warren was the first to respond with a plan.
These extremist Republican lawmakers know what the law is - but they don't care. Performing an abortion will become a Class A felony - punishable by a life sentence or 10 to 99 years in prison - and attempting to perform an abortion will become a Class C felony, punishable by a prison sentence between one and 10 years.
"Our democracy should not be held hostage by right-wing courts, and women should not have to hope that Brett Kavanaugh and Donald Trump's Supreme Court will respect the law", she said.
The Missouri legislation comes after Alabama's governor signed a bill Wednesday making performing an abortion a felony in almost all cases.
In an echo of the tight strictures put on abortion in Alabama earlier this week with a law that has been passed but not get come into force, the legislation includes an exception for medical emergencies threatening a woman's health, but not for rape or incest.
With Alabama's strictest-in-the-nation abortion ban now law, the real fight begins - in court.
"This is a dark moment", Warren, who is running for president, wrote in a post on Medium on Friday morning outline her new proposal. Senate Republicans stole a Supreme Court seat and rammed through the confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh a year ago in order to cement an anti-choice majority on the Supreme Court.
Rihanna joins the legions of critics who have spoken out regarding the overall harmful effects of the bill, which aims to strike down the landmark Roe vs. Wade decision.
Next, Warren said Congress should require that all health care insurance cover abortions. It's not enough to be pro-choice. Warren also proposed repealing the Hyde Amendment, "which blocks abortion coverage for women under federally funded health care programs like Medicaid, the VA, and the Indian Health Service".
"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.
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