JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Parson will deliver remarks Wednesday afternoon in support of the strongest pro-life bill in Missouri’s history.
He’ll speak at 5:30 p.m. at the Missouri State Capitol.
Parson shared the following tweet Wednesday morning,
‘It's time to make Missouri the most Pro-Life state in the country! Thanks to leaders in the House and Senate, we are one vote away from passing one of the strongest #ProLife bills in the country - standing for life, protecting women’s health, and advocating for the unborn.’
The Republican-led Senate is expected to consider legislation to ban most abortions after eight weeks pregnancy before lawmakers' Friday deadline to pass bills.
The only exception would be in cases of medical emergencies, not rape or incest.
If approved, Missouri would join four other states that have passed bans on abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. That can occur about six weeks into a pregnancy.
The Missouri bill comes as abortion opponents across the U.S. push for new restrictions in hopes that the more conservative U.S. Supreme Court will overturn its landmark Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.