“…Doctors and pregnant women experiencing complications want to know when they can begin care. Do they have to wait until after internal bleeding has already begun? After signing the bill into law, [Governor Mike] Parson now says it’s a “complicated issue” and doctors and patients should decide…”
Andrea R MD @AndreaR9Md
Well maybe his dumbass should have thought about that before signing it into law.
2:03 PM · Jul 14, 2022
GOVERNOR PARSON SIGNS PROCLAMATION TO END ELECTIVE ABORTIONS IN MISSOURI IN RESPONSE TO U.S. SUPREME COURT DECISION
JUNE 24, 2022
JEFFERSON CITY — Today, in response to the United States Supreme Court’s ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, Governor Mike Parson signed a proclamation giving legal effect to Section 188.017 RSMo and activating the “Right to Life of the Unborn Child Act.”
“Nothing in the text, history, or tradition of the United States Constitution gave un-elected federal judges authority to regulate abortion. We are happy that the U.S. Supreme Court has corrected this error and returned power to the people and the states to make these decisions,” Governor Parson said.
“With Roe v. Wade overturned and statutory triggers provided in HB 126, we are issuing this proclamation to restore our state authority to regulate abortion and protect life. Thanks to decades of conservative leaders, Missouri has become one of the most pro-life states in the nation, and our Administration has always fought for the life of every unborn child. Today, our efforts have produced what generations of Missourians have worked and prayed for: Today, we have won our fight to protect innocent life,” Governor Parson continued.
Governor Parson’s proclamation notifies the Missouri Revisor of Statutes of the effective date of Section 188.017 RSMo.
Section 188.017, or the “Right to Life of the Unborn Child Act,” includes several provisions:
Prohibits doctors from performing abortions unless there is a medical emergency;
Creates criminal liability for any person who knowingly performs or induces a non-medical emergency abortion and subjects his or her professional license to suspension; and
Protects any woman who receives an illegal abortion from being prosecuted in violation of the Act.
The “Right to Life of the Unborn Child Act” was included in HB 126 and contingent upon the U.S. Supreme Court overruling Roe v. Wade in whole or in part. Governor Parson signed HB 126 in 2019.
Governor Parson’s Administration is coordinating with the Missouri Attorney General to quickly resolve any litigation against HB 126 before the Courts that is currently preventing implementation of the law.
Mark Maxwell @MarkMaxwellTV
Doctors and pregnant women experiencing complications want to know when they can begin care. Do they have to wait until after internal bleeding has already begun? After signing the bill into law, Parson now says it’s a “complicated issue” and doctors and patients should decide.
12:19 PM · Jul 14, 2022
Some of the responses:
Governor Parson’s specialty is having no idea what he’s talking about.
Doctors and Patients cannot decide because of #Missouri laws! Physicians are afraid of being arrested, fined, lowing their license … c’mon already!
How many people are going to die while we’re waiting for an answer @GovParsonMO
Do patients and doctors and nurses trust Parson? No friggin way.
Y’all better vote.
Governor HeeHaw should have had an interpreter read the bill for him before he signed it #voteblue
@GovParsonMO soooo you DO believe doctors and patients should decide, instead of politicians?
Huh. Maybe it should all be left to the patient and their doctor
His message to nervous doctors is essentially, “I won’t prosecute you. I’ll stay out of your way, no matter what the law I just signed says. You can trust me.” Very reassuring.
We’ll let the doctors make the decisions and then we’ll decide whether to prosecute after.
With a pregnancy complication, a woman may go from stable to critical in a matter of minutes. Do we deny a heart patient with a 95% blockage to wait until they have a heart attack before we treat them? Who should make emergency medical decisions, doctors or politicians?
But the law makes it so that doctors and patients can’t decide….
Wow so generous of you – doctors “get a seat at the table” to decide emergency medical care for a pregnant woman. @GovParsonMO
“Oh shit we bit the tire.”
In Missouri Mike Parson (r) now makes your health care decisions for you (June 24, 2022)