The "Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act" Heads to Governor Parson's Desk

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HB 126, sponsored by Rep. Nick Schroer (R-O'Fallon), also known as the "Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act," has passed the Missouri House and Senate and now moves to Governor Parson's desk for his signature. HB 126 features numerous pro-life provisions including a ban on abortions after eight weeks, increased parental notification and informed consent provisions, a ban on abortions based on race, gender, and Down Syndrome diagnosis, and an outright ban on abortion when Roe v. Wade is overturned.

After debate in the chamber this morning, HB 126 was passed by the House. In recounting the bill's journey this session, Rep. Schroer likened its progress with that of human life. "This bill started out like everyone else here... with a simple heartbeat," he said. He continued to say that the bill aims to uphold our most basic rights as Americans, including life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. "This legislation has one goal, and that is to save lives... to withstand judicial challenges and not cause them," he said. The bill now moves to Governor Mike Parson for his signature. We want to thank our MOCAN members who contacted their legislators in support of this bill and all of those legislators who worked to protect mothers and their unborn children. Read more about the passage of this bill from the St. Louis Review.

May 17, 2019 - 3:50pm
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