May 17, 2019

Missouri House passes bill to ban abortions at 8 weeks of pregnancy

Dueling abortion protestors at the March for Life in Washington, D.C. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The Missouri House passed a bill on Friday to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy with a 110-44 vote, HuffPost reports. It comes one day after its Senate passed the bill.

What's next: The bill, which does not include exceptions for rape and incest, will head to the desk of Republican Gov. Mike Parson, who is expected to sign it into law. Missouri would then join Alabama, Ohio, and a wave of other GOP-held states to advance a wave of strict anti-abortion laws.

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