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Missouri bill will make aborting an ectopic pregnancy a felony

A Missouri bill that is going to be voted on by the House would ban abortions or attempted abortions on a woman who is ten weeks or more pregnant.

Additionally, the bill would make it a felony to induce or attempt an abortion on a woman with an ectopic pregnancy.

According to Fox2Now, House Bill 2810 was sponsored by State Representative Brian Seitz. The bill has a public hearing in the House Special Committee on Government Oversight this week. The bill will be back in committee on March 22, after the lawmakers take their spring recess.

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, an ectopic pregnancy “occurs when a fertilized egg grows outside of the uterus. Almost all ectopic pregnancies – more than 90% – occur in a fallopian tube. As the pregnancy grows, it can cause the tube to burst (rupture). A rupture can cause major internal bleeding. This can be a life-threatening emergency that needs immediate surgery.” 

The Missouri State Medical Association has called for the language of “ectopic pregnancy” to be removed from the bill. The Republican Senate Majority Leader, State Senator Caleb Rowden tweeted that the bill was “DOA” in that chamber if it makes it out of the House. “Not all ‘pro-life’ bills are actually pro-life,” he said.

ARTICLE: JILLIAN WEIDNER

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: REASON.COM

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