Multiple Pro-life Bills Filed in First Days of MO General Assembly


Although we're only a few days into the new session, numerous bills that would attempt to limit abortions in Missouri have already been filed. Here is a quick overview of some of the bills that have been filed thus far.  

HB 126, sponsored by Rep. Nick Schroer (R-O'Fallon), would require the use of a fetal heartbeat detection test prior to an abortion and prohibits an abortion if a fetal heartbeat is detected. HB 339, sponsored by Rep. Adam Schnelting (R-St. Charles), also referred to as the "Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act", would ban abortions after 20 weeks, which is the time at which an unborn child can feel pain.  

In addition, legislation has been filed that would provide stronger notification and information requirements for those seeking abortions. HB 127, sponsored by Rep. Rocky Miller (R-Lake Ozark), and SB 106, sponsored by Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg), would require a parent giving consent for a minor to obtain an abortion to provide written notice of the planned abortion to the other custodial parent of the child. HB 282, sponsored by Rep. Sonya Anderson (R-Springfield), would require printed information be provided for those seeking an out-of-state abortion.  

We will continue to monitor these and other bills that will impact abortion in Missouri and will keep you informed as these bills progress.

January 15, 2019 - 4:09pm

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