JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Governor Mike Parson has signed the “Right to Life of the Unborn Child Act.” The proclamation prohibits doctors from performing abortions unless there is a medical emergency. It also protects women receiving an illegal abortion from being prosecuted in violation of the act.
Attorney General Eric Schmitt also signed a proclamation banning abortion following the Supreme Court ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade. Missouri has a “trigger law,” meaning abortion would be abolished with a proclamation from the governor or attorney general.