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Alabama governor invokes God in banning almost all abortions

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Alabama governor invokes God in banning almost all abortions

Missouri senators overwhelmingly approved the legislation early on Thursday and Republican Gov. Mike Parson is expected to sign it into law.

A Missouri state lawmaker was met with hisses when he used the phrase "consensual rape" during a highly charged House debate on a bill that would ban abortions at eight weeks, including in cases of rape and incest.

Doctors violating the ban, even in these frightening circumstances, could go to prison for up to 15 years.

"Advocates and abortion providers will be working really hard to let the public know that abortion is still legal in this state no matter what happens today, as well as collaborating with one another to do crisis management planning to be able to support those Missourians who still need, want, deserve access to abortion care", Dreith told Rewire.News.

Bianca Cameron-Schwiesow, from left, Kari Crowe and Margeaux Hardline, dressed as handmaids, take part in a protest against the abortion ban bill, last month at the Alabama State House in Montgomery, Ala. "They've been very clear that they've crafted a law that will go to the Supreme Court that decides how far can states go to govern on this issue".

The Missouri bill also bans abortions motivated by the child's race or in cases in which a child is diagnosed with Down syndrome.

The second tweet says women can be investigated for miscarriages.

Anti-abortion activists and lawmakers in several states have been emboldened by the new conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court that includes President Donald Trump appointees Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.

Earlier this year the governors of four states - Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and OH - signed bills banning abortion if an embryonic heartbeat can be detected. Similar restrictions in North Dakota and Iowa have been struck down in court.

It also includes a so-called "trigger" function, meaning that if Roe v. Wade is overturned by the Supreme Court, abortion will automatically become illegal in Missouri.

"The overwhelming majority of Americans have no desire to return to the world before Roe v. Wade", Warren said in an online post announcing her ideas. Could it result in a return to unsafe, backstreet abortions of the kind that were performed before Roe v. Wade?

They chanted "Vote no, now" as the Republican-led House was passing the legislation, then switched to chants of "shame, shame, shame".

However, Republican state Senators Dave Schatz and Caleb Rowden published a joint statement praising the "life-affirming" legislation.

Republicans and Democrats worked for hours to reach a compromise on the bill, which included an expansion of tax credits for donations to pregnancy resource centers, and waters down other provisions. It also requires that both parents be notified for a minor to get an abortion, but a change was made after hours of late-night negotiations to remove the requirement when a parent lacks legal or physical custody.

Neighboring Alabama, however, took one look at Georgia's law and decided "anything you can do, I can do worse".

"Missouri Governor Parson should be ashamed of riding the disgraceful coat tails of 25 white men in Alabama who just voted to ban safe, legal abortion", Ms Wen said.

"It is outrageous that it has no exemptions for victims of human trafficking, rape or incest", she said.

Coleman-Madison said she hopes the measure awakens a "sleeping giant" of women voters in the state. The pro-life effort intensified after Virginia Democratic governor Ralph Northam, a physician, spoke candidly about allowing survivors of abortions to die on the table unless their mothers approved of caring for them.

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