KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mere moments after the Supreme Court of the United States struck down federal abortion projections, the state of Missouri took steps to ban abortion.
In 2019, Missouri passed a law that prohibits abortion unless there is a critical medical reason.
The legislation makes it a felony to perform non-emergent abortions in Missouri.
When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, a landmark 1973 case in which the Supreme Court ruled there was a constitutional protection for abortion rights, the reversal of precedent made the 2019 Missouri law enforceable.
This is a developing story and will be updated.