U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Roe V. Wade and Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt Implements Ban On Abortion in the State

A ban on abortion in Missouri is being implemented by Attorney General Eric Schmitt today (Friday) after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe V. Wade.

The precedent that allowed abortion nationwide was overturned in a 5-4 decision this morning (Friday).

Schmitt immediately signed an opinion that along with a proclamation from the governor triggered a state ban lawmakers passed in 2019.

The ban was written to go into effect after a decision overturning the precedent.

The ban prohibits all abortions except in the case of a medical emergency.

Doctors found guilty of performing an abortion would face a Class B felony and potentially lose their medical license.

Conservative Missouri politicians immediately made statement praising the decision.

Democratic politicians and candidates quickly condemned the ruling.

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