Missouri House Backs Abortion Bill

The Missouri House is backing a bill that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks.

The bill was given approval yesterday.[Monday]

Supporters of the bill say their goal was prohibit most abortions after an age when a fetus can feel pain.

Opponents say abortions should remain an option for women whose fetus develop abnormalities after 20 weeks.

The bill allows for abortions after 20 weeks if the mother’s life is in danger or in serious risk of physical impairment.

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