Recently, the Senate Health and Pensions Committee heard testimony on SB 391, sponsored by Senator Mike Moon (R-Ash Grove). SB 391, the so-called "Abolition of Abortion in Missouri Act", would attempt to ban all abortions in Missouri. However, in doing so, the bill would repeal every pro-life law previously passed by the Missouri General Assembly. In response to questions from pro-life Missourians, Senator Bob Onder (R-Lake St. Louis), chairman of the Health and Pensions Committee and strong pro-life advocate in the General Assembly, clarified his position on SB 391. Senator Onder stated that he could not support SB 391 in its current form, as the bill "would repeal all of the excellent pro-life laws passed over the last forty years that have done so much to protect unborn children and provide women with alternatives that enable them to choose life for their unborn child", in favor of a law "that is unlikely to survive in court."
The MCC, Missouri Right to Life, and Campaign Life Missouri, have all echoed the concerns raised by Senator Onder. All three pro-life groups have pointed out that, in addition to repealing current pro-life laws, SB 391 could subject a woman who has had an abortion to potential prosecution and imprisonment.