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New Missouri abortion law on hold

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 8/27/19, 01:52 pm

A federal judge in Missouri on Tuesday blocked a law protecting unborn infants from abortion after eight weeks of gestation while lawsuits against it go to court. The law was scheduled to take effect on Wednesday.

What does this mean for Missouri babies? The state already has some of the country’s strongest protections for unborn children and only has one operating abortion center. If the courts eventually strike down the eight-week law, the measure includes other protections for babies in utero ranging from 14 to 20 weeks. It also includes a trigger clause, which would ban all abortions except in cases of medical emergencies if the U.S. Supreme Court ever overturned its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which led to the legalization of abortion nationwide.

Dig deeper: Read my report on Planned Parenthood’s fight to keep that single abortion facility running and Samantha Gobba’s background on the lawsuit.

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Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. Follow Rachel on Twitter @Rachel_Lynn_A.

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  • OldMike
    Posted: Tue, 08/27/2019 10:54 pm

    Please join me in writing/emailing President Trump to request he continue to appoint conservative Judges who will uphold the sanctity of life. 

    It is pretty easy to send an email. Google “contact President Trump” and you will find a link to an official form that requires your name, address, etc with a space for what you wish to say. 

    Keep it brief and polite. Politicians tabulate the numbers for and against various issues. A lot of correspondence on a particular topic does have influence.