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Where abortion restriction stands: The states that have passed laws

Anti-abortion protest. Photo: SAUL LOEB/Getty Images

The most restrictive abortion laws in generations are currently spreading across America's red states, setting up what could be a precedent-smashing Supreme Court challenge to the abortion status quo.

Driving the news: On Friday, the Missouri House passed a bill to ban abortions at 8 weeks of pregnancy with a 110-44 vote. 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. On Wednesday, Alabama's governor signed the strictest abortion law in the country, with no exceptions for cases of rape or incest. In what is anticipated to result in legal challenges, women will not be criminally liable for having an abortion in the state, but providers would face felony charges.

National leaders and politicians react to "extreme" Alabama abortion ban

Maine Senator Susan Collins
Sen. Susan Collins. Photo: Zach Gibson/Getty Images

Political and national leaders quickly criticized Alabama's newly passed abortion ban after it passed on Wednesday, including 2020 presidential candidates and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), who said the legislation is "so extreme" that she can't foresee the courts upholding it.

What's new: RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said she "personally opposes" the new law on Friday, Politico reports. She emphasized that she would preserve exemptions to allow abortion in cases of incest and rape, which the new law does not.