Missouri Works to Ban Abortions if U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Roe v Wade Ruling

(MISSOURINET) –  The Missouri Senate appears to be fast-tracking a proposed abortion ban.

The effort would make the procedure illegal under a 2019 state law.

It would kick in if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the Roe versus Wade ruling legalizing abortion.

A Senate committee held a public hearing this morning and immediately voted in favor of the plan.

Samuel Lee, with Campaign Life Missouri, says the state has had more than 500-thousand legal abortions.

No one spoke in opposition to the resolution. In this final week of the legislative session, the next stop for the measure is the Senate floor.