Missouri’s only abortion clinic granted stay of executionPosted by Catherine Reed / June 25, 2019
Missouri has one functioning abortion clinic––a Planned Parenthood whose future is on the line. An inspection in March revealed some health concerns with the clinic, including several “failed abortions” that required surgery. In the wake of those inspections, the state of Missouri has attempted to shut the clinic down. Planned Parenthood believes the health concerns are a ploy to overturn Roe v Wade and make Missouri the first state without a functioning abortion clinic.
Several other states have challenged Roe V Wade in recent months. Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed into a law a bill that prohibits abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, effectively banning abortions after six weeks of pregnancy except in the case of rape, incest, or when the mother’s life is in danger. Alyssa Milano, June Diane Raphael and George Takei all protested the bill before it was signed, and now that it has been signed the Killer Films CEO tweeted, that the company will “no longer consider Georgia as a viable shooting location until this ridiculous law is overturned.”
The governor of Ohio signed into law one of the nation’s most respective abortion laws––a similar heartbeat bill as that passed in Georgia, but there are noexceptions. An 11-year-old girl was recently impregnated by a 26-year-old man––when the bill is eventually solidified in state law, abortion will no longer be an option for cases like that.
Alabama’s ban in the most comprehensive and already faces legal challenges.