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Missouri trigger law goes into effect, bill bans abortion

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Posted at 10:02 AM, Jun 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-27 15:14:40-04

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.