© 2022 KRCU Public Radio
90.9 Cape Girardeau | 88.9-HD Ste. Genevieve 88.7 Poplar Bluff
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
The latest news from every corner of the state, including policy emerging from Missouri's capitol.

Amid Anti-Abortion Legislation, Right-To-Life Rally Takes Place At MO Capitol

Victor Panlilio/Flickr, License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode

Today, Missouri’s annual right-to-life rally took place in the Capitol, where top administration officials have promised to stay committed to passing some of the strongest anti-abortion legislation in the country.

Some state lawmakers have said they would like to see Missouri’s abortion laws challenge Roe vs. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court case which federally legalized abortion.

Attorney General Eric Schmitt said he would take the case to the United States Supreme Court, if that is what it took.

“I can promise you this, I will not flinch, I will not falter in this fight for life, even if that takes us to the Supreme Court of the United states of America,” said Schmitt.

The House recently approved sweeping legislation which would essentially ban abortions in the state of Missouri. The bill is now in the Senate, where it is expected to meet opposition.