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The bill was approved by the Republican-led Senate by 24 votes to 10 on Thursday.

On Wednesday, Kay Ivey, the state's governor, signed a new law that would ban all abortions, except in cases in which the mother's life is in danger, in the latest challenge to the 1973 landmark Supreme Court case that ruled that women have a right to have an abortion.

The ACLU is also challenging a bill in OH that restricts abortion after six weeks.

A Missouri state lawmaker was met with hisses when he used the phrase "consensual rape" during a highly charged House debate on a bill that would ban abortions at eight weeks, including in cases of rape and incest.

Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio and Georgia also have approved bans on abortion once fetal cardiac activity can be detected, which can occur in about the sixth week of pregnancy.

A number of Democrats opposed the Alabama law, with House Leader Nancy Pelosi saying the law can not "be allowed to stand".

None of the bills passed this year would punish the mother.

Yes, merely banning abortion isn't enough for some on the rabid right - they want to criminalize it altogether.

The vote came a day after Alabama's governor signed into law the country's most restrictive abortion bill, outlawing almost all abortions, absent a medical emergency.

President Donald Trump appointed Justice Neil Gorsuch and Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

The Missouri bill will still have to go through the state House and be signed by the governor.

"Clearly the sponsors of these abortion bans have become emboldened by the new conservative majority on the Supreme Court", said Caroline Mala Corbin, a professor of law at the University of Miami School of Law.

Republican House Speaker Elijah Haahr has said the goal is for the legislation to withstand court challenges. "This is the type of legislation that is created to withstand a challenge and to actually save lives in our state".

Leaders at the state Planned Parenthood advocacy branch are calling a state bill that bans abortion, "a unsafe attack on Missourians' health care". The bill also requires the consent of both parents for a minor to obtain an abortion. Other TRAP laws required doctors performing abortions to obtain admitting privileges in a local hospital. According to the World Health Organization, safe (performed by a medical professional) and legal abortion is one of the ways to prevent unsafe abortion, which increases maternal deaths.

Abortion opponents in Missouri have cleared the biggest hurdle to restrict access to most abortions - Senate approval.

Gov. Charlie Baker, a Republican, has indicated he opposes the ROE Act.

"We believe children are a gift from God", said Milkovich, a Democrat from Keithville. Thursday's promise adds to Gillibrand's commitment to only appoint judges and Supreme Court justices committed to upholding Roe v. Wade.

"Thanks to decades of conservative, pro-life leadership, Missouri recently hit an all-time low for the number of abortions". In a statement on Twitter, State Senators Dave Schatz and Caleb Rowden said, "Today the Missouri Senate passed one of the most pro-life bills in the United States: Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act".

At the federal level, lawmakers are split on abortion along party lines, with few exceptions. "Most of them were date rapes or consensual rapes, which were all bad, but I sat in court - sat in court - when juries would struggle with those types of situations where it was a 'he-said, she-said, ' and they would find the person not guilty".



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