Pro-life Bills Heard in Senate Committee

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On Wednesday, the Senate Health and Pensions Committee heard nearly three hours of testimony on four pro-life pieces of legislation. SB 279, sponsored by Sen. Bob Onder (R-Lake St. Louis), would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks - the time that an unborn child can feel pain.  

The committee also heard SBs 139 and 345, sponsored by Sen. Andrew Koenig (R-Manchester).  SB 139 would prohibit abortion after a fetal heartbeat has been detected, which can be as early as six weeks depending on the method used. SB 345 is a "trigger law" that would outlaw all abortions in Missouri, except in cases of medical emergency, at such time that the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade or amends the Constitution to give states the right to fully regulate abortions.  

Finally, the committee heard SB 312, sponsored by Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring). SB 312 provides that the mission of the Department of Health and Senior Services is to "ensure healthy Missourians at every stage of biological development, including the born and unborn." The MCC testified in favor of all four bills.

March 8, 2019 - 3:16pm
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