9 votes

Missouri HB 126 - "Right to Life of the Unborn Child Act" [PDF Warning]

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    teaearlgraycold Link
    I'm surprised they'd add that in, since I think it could only serve to make the bill less legally legitimate. I also find it interesting how this bill specifically blacklists abortions for fetuses...

    In recognition that God is the author of life and that article I, section 2 of the Constitution of Missouri provides that all persons have a natural right to life, it is the intention of the general assembly of the state of Missouri to -

    I'm surprised they'd add that in, since I think it could only serve to make the bill less legally legitimate.

    I also find it interesting how this bill specifically blacklists abortions for fetuses diagnosed with Down Syndrome.

    11 votes
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      The_Fad Link Parent
      @dubteedub made an excellent point a day or two ago in the thread regarding Alabama's recent abortion law that I think fits this situation perfectly as well (emphasis is my addition):

      @dubteedub made an excellent point a day or two ago in the thread regarding Alabama's recent abortion law that I think fits this situation perfectly as well (emphasis is my addition):

      Ultimately, the GOP know this law is unconstitutional, but they believe that now that Trump has stacked the Supreme Court...they think that the time is ripe to overturn Roe v Wade and make abortion illegal nationwide.

      10 votes
      1. moriarty Link Parent
        I really don't think the goal is overturning Roe v Wade. Even for a conservative court that would be too much. I think the goal is to have the Supreme Court say this is in-line with Roe v Wade...

        I really don't think the goal is overturning Roe v Wade. Even for a conservative court that would be too much. I think the goal is to have the Supreme Court say this is in-line with Roe v Wade (because "this is not a complete ban on abortions, if the woman's life is in danger we'll consider abortion"). This will allow all states to legislate similar laws that de-facto ban abortions

        2 votes
  2. The_Fad Link
    Passed yesterday by the Missouri House of Representatives in the United States and sent to the Missouri Senate for consideration.

    Passed yesterday by the Missouri House of Representatives in the United States and sent to the Missouri Senate for consideration.

    5 votes