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

FILE - Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz delivers opening remarks during the start of the annual legislative session on Wednesday, Jan, 5, 2022, in Jefferson City, Mo. The Missouri Senate remained divided over a congressional redistricting plan Tuesday, Feb. 8 as a filibuster from conservatives pushing for an aggressively Republican map carried on through a second day and Democrats raised concerns that they were being treated unfairly. (AP Photo/David A. Lieb, File)

(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.

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