Missouri Catholics say pro-life law ‘most significant in a generation’

(CNS) The Missouri Catholic Conference has urged Catholics throughout Missouri to contact their state lawmakers and Gov. Eric Greitens “for working together to pass some of the most significant pro-life legislation in a generation.”

Greitens signed the measure July 26, one day after the state Senate passed it in a 22-9 vote. The state House had earlier OK’d the bill.

The new law, which takes effect Oct. 23, features numerous pro-life provisions, including:

– Requiring annual, on-site and unannounced inspections of abortion clinics and mandating clinics have emergency measures in place for botched abortions.
– Ensuring that women hear medical information from a doctor before deciding whether to obtain an abortion.
– Largely overturning the St. Louis “abortion sanctuary” ordinance and prohibiting other municipalities from passing similar ordinances. [More]