Governor Parson Signs Historic Pro-life Legislation

Hb126 Signing

Today, Governor Parson signed HB 126, the historic pro-life legislation passed by the Missouri House on the last day of the legislative session. The bill protects unborn life at 8 weeks gestation, and provides additional protections at 14 weeks, 18 weeks, and 20 weeks in the event the 8-week provision is struck down.  

The bill also includes a complete abortion ban in the event the U.S. Supreme Court reverses Roe v. Wade, bans abortions sought solely based upon race, sex, or a diagnosis of Down Syndrome, requires both custodial parents be notified when their minor child seeks an abortion, and requires women referred for an abortion out-of-state be provided informed consent information. 

"The MCC applauds Governor Parson for his courage in signing this bill in the face of great opposition," said Tyler McClay, Executive Director of the Missouri Catholic Conference in a press release issued by the MCC. "The passage of HB 126 is a historic moment for the pro-life community in Missouri. It is hoped that this bill and other bills like it around the country will help change the narrative about abortion and the humanity of unborn life by recognizing life in the womb in the early stages of pregnancy as worthy of protection." 

In a press release issued by the Governor, Parson expressed that Missouri stands for life and that "all life is worthy of protection." The MCC thanks Governor Parson for signing this bill in the face of political opposition. If you haven't already reached out to Governor Parson to offer your thanks, you can do so by clicking here.

image via @GovParsonMO

May 24, 2019 - 2:01pm
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