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Pre 1973 medical instruments.

A bill, criminalizing abortion in Missouri, introduced yesterday by Representative Adam Schnelting (r):

HB 1017
Makes the performance or inducement of an abortion, except in a medical emergency, a criminal offense
Sponsor: Schnelting, Adam (104)
Proposed Effective Date: Varies
LR Number: 2157H.01I
Last Action: 02/21/2019 – Read Second Time (H)
Bill String: HB 1017
Next House Hearing: Hearing not scheduled
Calendar: Bill currently not on a House calendar

The bill summary [pdf]:

SPONSOR: Schnelting

This bill declares its intention that the state and its political subdivisions shall be a “sanctuary of life” to protect pregnant women and their unborn children. Additionally, this bill establishes the “Right to Life of the Unborn Child Act.” This bill specifies that an abortion performed or induced on a woman, unless a medical emergency, shall be a class B felony and shall subject the person performing or inducing the abortion to suspension or revocation of his or her professional license.

This bill has a contingent effective date.

This bill is similar to SB 345 (2019).


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