Today, at midnight, Texas’s Senate Bill 8 (SB 8) — a six-week abortion ban — took effect. The law is the country’s first six-week abortion ban to be enforced, triggering a devastating domino effect on abortion access in the Midwest.
Abortion remains safe and legal in all 50 states, including for the 1.1 million women of reproductive age in the state of Missouri.
“Missourians have long felt this looming reality — the right to access abortion hanging on by a thread, and in states like Missouri and Mississippi, by one lone abortion clinic. That thread could soon unravel with the Supreme Court taking up a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade."
Statement regarding Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Director, Randall Williams’, resignation
"We’re disappointed it took this long, but we feel vindicated for every Missourian whose life was made harder because of Williams’ failure as a public health leader.”
“Today’s report confirms what we’ve long known — abortion bans are most harmful to the same people who have kept our economy going amidst a global pandemic. These bans fall hardest on women, people of color, parents, and people with low incomes."
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