Missouri abortion question on the ballot this year

by ian

In Missouri, a new abortion legislation received enough signatures to make it on the ballot this year.

The proposed amendment would enshrine abortion access into the state’s constitution. Missourians for Constitutional Freedom led the effort and collected over 380,000 signatures from registered voters. The number surpassed the required number by roughly 172,000 signatures.

If the amendment goes into effect, abortions would be legal up until 24 weeks of pregnancy, with exceptions after for the mother’s life and health. According to NBC News, the proposal also seems to block any “denial, interference, delay or restriction” of the procedure.

Currently, Missouri has one of the strictest anti-abortion laws in the nation. Should the amendment pass, it would effectively undo that ban.