First US state implements Supreme Court ruling on abortion — Analysis
Missouri bans inducing or performing abortions, except for cases of emergency. “medical emergency” under a ‘trigger law’ activated by the Supreme Court’s repeal of Roe v Wade’s federal abortion protections on Friday.
The high court’s decision cleared the way for states to adopt their own laws governing abortion. Missouri’s 2019 legislation declares this. “no abortion shall be performed or induced upon a woman, except in cases of medical emergency”is set to be in effect upon the Supreme Court “has overruled, in whole or in part, Roe v Wade.”
Eric Schmitt the state attorney general, activated the “trigger law” and signed it in action following Friday’s Supreme Court decision declaring the law a. “monumental day for the sanctity of life.”
It makes inducing or performing an abortion a class A felony that can be punished by five to fifteen years in prison. It does not permit the prosecution of women who have had abortions, unlike many other laws.
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