Missouri Senate endorses new abortion restrictions

State senators could vote this morning to send a late-term abortions bill to the Missouri House, after giving the measure its first-round approval Wednesday afternoon.

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“Basically, if a baby is viable, there can be no abortion performed unless the mother’s life is endangered, or it creates some type of harmful, physical impact on a major bodily function,” Senate President Pro Tem Rob Mayer, R-Dexter, explained after winning colleagues’ approval.


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