Gov. Parson, AG Schmitt file paperwork effectively ending abortion in Missouri

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt released a statement Friday morning that the Show-Me State was the first in the country to “effectively end abortion.”
Published: Jun. 24, 2022 at 9:38 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 24, 2022 at 10:25 AM CDT
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt released a statement Friday morning that the Show-Me State was the first in the country to “effectively end abortion.”

The attorney general signed an opinion minutes after the Supreme Court of the United States ruling that Roe v. Wade had been overturned.

“This is a monumental day for the sanctity of life,” Schmitt tweeted.

Just after Schmitt put pen to paper, Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed the Right to Life of the Unborn Child and issued a proclamation to end elective abortions in the state.

House Bill 126, passed in the Missouri General Assembly in 2019, was signed to trigger a ban on abortions in the state once SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade, and then after Missouri’s governor or attorney general certified it.

Parson and Schmitt did just that Friday morning, making abortions illegal in the state of Missouri.

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