By now you may have learned all about Missouri's new abortion bill that effectively bans all abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy. What the exception for medical emergency means is anybody's guess but it explicitly does not include rape or incest as within the definition of medical emergency. Rumor is, Governor Pearson is planning to sign this into law in the coming week.
After Alabama's law banning all abortions at any stage of pregnancy, with exceptions only for a threat to a woman's life or lethal fetal condition, a number of states have been busy implementing variations on a theme.
It is the title that gets me. Does Missouri stand for the unborn? By any calculation, wouldn't the top priority for the unborn be to have a mother alive? And, yet, Missouri's maternal mortality continues to outpace even the mind-boggling rate of the overall United States.