Missouri abortion ban: Senate passes bill outlawing abortions after eight weeks even in cases of rape and incest

Missouri’s Republican-led senate has passed a bill to effectively ban abortion after eight weeks of pregnancy, even in cases of rape and incest.

Senators approved the legislation by 24 votes to 10 in the early hours of Thursday morning, just hours before a Friday deadline to pass bills.

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.

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