Missouri House expected to vote Friday on proposed ‘heartbeat bill’

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Less than a third of Alabamians indicated a year ago that they approved of the provisions of the abortion ban passed by the state Legislature earlier this week and signed by Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday, according to polling conducted on behalf of Planned Parenthood's southeast affiliates.

All of the state bans have either been blocked by a judge or are headed for the courts, and some of their backers have said they want the issue to go all the way to the nine-member Supreme Court.

It will require another vote of approval in the state's GOP-led house, before it can be signed off by Republican governor Mike Parson, who has already announced he supports the measures.

Senators approved the legislation by 24 votes to 10 yesterday morning, just hours before a deadline to pass bills.

Some Republicans pushing for abortion restrictions acknowledge they are deliberately doing so to instigate court challenges that will ultimately force the Supreme Court to reconsider Roe v. Wade. "No abortions after a heartbeat is detected, no abortions after the baby can feel pain, abortions are outlawed after Roe v. Wade is overturned".

There is no word on when exactly the House will take up the bill.

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Now a Republican Delegate in Virginia says that he will fight to win the governor's mansion as well as keep the narrow majority in the state's legislature for the goal of bringing near-total abortion to the state.

Under current law, Missouri allows abortions up to 22 weeks into pregnancy; 5,130 abortions were provided in Missouri in 2014, according to Guttmacher Institute data. The bill now includes an eight-week ban, tax credits for donations to deceptive anti-choice clinics, and an expansion of the state's forced parental consent law.

By signing into law one of the most restrictive abortion bills in history, Alabama has solidified itself into a Draconian state. "Make no mistake, it's an attempt at a de facto wholesale ban and to tee up the overturning of Roe", state Sen. The Alabama Human Life Protection Act bans abortion throughout every stage of pregnancy, with no exceptions for victims of rape or incest, and with only a limited exception when the life or health of the mother is at risk.

"Most of them were date rapes or consensual rapes", he continued, "which were all bad, but I'd sit in court when juries would struggle with those situations, where it was a 'he-said-she-said, ' which was unfortunate if it really happened". Kiki Curls and Lauren Arthur.

"Take a look. these are the idiots making decisions for women in America". Politicians have no place in our health care decisions.

So what happens next with the Alabama abortion ban?

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