The new law only makes exceptions for medical complications that can lead to that the woman dies or gets permanent physical impairment of bodily functions, according to the Washington Post.
Doctors who violate the law risk between five and 15 years in prison and can get his doctor retracted. Women undergoing abortion after the eighth week, however, risks not to be punished, says NBC News.
of an emotional debate in the state legislature, where the members talked about their own experiences of abortion. Opponents claimed that women's lives at risk because they are forced to have illegal abortions by unsafe methods.
Democrat Sarah Unsicker said that it will kill women with the new law and enumerated a series of things used to do illegal abortion:
– Sticknålar, cykelhjulsekrar, ballpoint pens, to jump from the top of the stairs or the roof, she said, according to NBC News.
Supporters of the law argued that it would protect the lives of unborn children.
– In the day it was Missouri's parliament up for the unborn, said the republican president Elijah Haahr after the vote.
the Debate was interrupted short of the aborträttsaktivister who chanted ”When you lie, people die”. After the vote, shouting the ”is Ashamed, ashamed, ashamed”.
with 110 votes against 44. In order to enter into force it must be approved by republican governor Mike Parson, which, however, is a more stringent abortlagar and is expected to sign.
The last time have stricter abortion legislation voted through in a number of u.s. states: Georgia, Mississippi, Ohio, and most recently in Alabama – as hammered by an almost complete prohibition. The only circumstances in which abortion should be allowed in Alabama is if the mother's health is in danger, in an ectopic pregnancy or if there is something fatally wrong on the fetus.
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