Less Than 1 Hour After Roe is Overturned, First State to Ban Abortion Emerges

Less than one hour after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Missouri became the first state to ban abortion.

There were several states with "trigger laws" that would automatically ban abortion as soon as Roe v. Wade was to be overturned.

A report from the Kansas City Star stated that this trigger law was passed back in 2018. The law would go into effect immediately after Gov. Mike Parsons or Attorney General Eric Schmitt issued the official statement that Roe has been overturned.

Within minutes of the decision by the Supreme Court ruling, Schmitt issued a statement:

“Today, following the United States Supreme Court’s ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade, with the issuance of an attorney general opinion, my Office has yet again reinforced Missouri’s dedication to protecting the sanctity of life, both born and unborn,” Schmitt wrote in a news release.

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“With this attorney general opinion, my Office has effectively ended abortion in Missouri, becoming the first state in the country to do so following the Court’s ruling.”

“My Office has been fighting to uphold the sanctity of life since I became attorney general, culminating in today’s momentous court ruling and attorney general opinion. I will continue the fight to protect all life, born and unborn.”

Missouri has long been a pro-life state and this quick action confirms that status.

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