Missouri state Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman hopes her state will join Texas this year in protecting unborn babies with beating hearts from abortion.
Ahead of the new legislative session, Coleman, R-Arnold, introduced the Empower Women, Promote Life Act (House Bill 1987), which would prohibit abortions in Missouri once an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable, about six weeks of pregnancy.
Her legislation includes a private enforcement mechanism modeled after the Texas law that allows individuals to file lawsuits against abortionists and those who help them abort unborn babies in violation of the law. It is because of this unique measure that the Texas law has been in effect since September, saving thousands of babies’ lives.
The Texas law “whether or not it ultimately stands — is saving lives each and every day,” Mary Elizabeth Coleman told Live Action News. “When I saw that the Supreme Court let it go into effect, it was an immediate, ‘Okay, we have to do this here in Missouri as well, because each and every day, lives will be saved.’”
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