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Gillibrand travels to Georgia to bash 'harmful' new abortion laws

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Steven Clarke | 18 May, 2019, 05:01

The bill, known as the Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act, declares that "God is the author of life" and that the "state and all of its political subdivisions are a "sanctuary of life" that protects pregnant women and their unborn children". A bill passed in the Senate early Thursday morning bans abortion as early as eight weeks into a pregnancy.

It goes further than any law in other USA states and is just the latest push in a systematic restriction of women's reproductive rights across the US.

If the anti-choice legislation passes the house's final vote, Equity Forward will file a request seeking communications from the bill's sponsors and materials used in consideration of the legislation, she said. The bill bans abortions in all circumstances, except for when the mother's life is at risk, after a heartbeat is detected in the fetus. "Roe v. Wade has already been litigated and already been won".

None of the bills passed this year would punish the mother. A woman who receives an abortion would not be held criminally liable.

It is now a class A felony for doctors to perform the procedure in Alabama, punishable by up to 99 years in prison.

If enacted, the ban would be among the most restrictive in the U.S. It includes exceptions for medical emergencies, but not for pregnancies caused by rape or incest.

Since President Trump succeeded in elevating Brett Kavanaugh - an abortion foe, alleged sexual assailant, and mean drunk to boot - to the Supreme Court, his right-wing lynch mob has launched a laser-focused attack on reproductive freedom.

Also pending before the court is a cert petition in a challenge to an in law signed by Vice President Mike Pence when he was governor of the state.

Missouri's bill also includes an outright ban on abortions except in cases of medical emergencies, but unlike in Alabama, it would kick in only if Roe vs Wade is overturned. Roe v. Wade legalized abortion up until viability, usually at 22 to 24 weeks.

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State legislatures with Republican majorities are passing laws they know will face legal challenge, hoping the Supreme Court will eventually decide to hear one that could overturn Roe.

Rihanna slammed Alabama's female governor Kay Ivey for signing the anti-abortion law. The bill would also require that both parents be notified for a minor to get an abortion, with exceptions.

Missouri became the latest state to push anti-abortion legislation forward, with a series of sweeping abortion restrictions, including an 8-week ban, passed Friday.

In a statement from the Missouri Senate Republicans, Sens. John Milkovich. Once passed, the legislation would head to Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards, who has indicated that he will sign the bill.

Ms Warren is one of more than 20 Democrats vying for her party's nomination to challenge President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election.

Ever since the US Supreme Court handed down Roe v Wade in 1973, anti-abortion activists have understood that until the ideological composition of the nine-member body changed, the progress they could make in restricting abortions would be at the margins.

Georgia and Alabama have moved the goalposts for extreme anti-abortion laws. "We've gone from a high of more than 20,000 in our state to now below 3,000, which is still too many", Parson said during a press conference on May 15.

In a post published on Medium Friday morning, Warren argues that "access to quality reproductive health services, including safe and legal abortion, is essential to a woman's health and economic security, but systemic barriers have made it especially hard for low-income women and women of color to get the access to reproductive care they need".

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