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Missouri Personhood Constitutional Amendment (HJR 53)

This law was last updated on Dec 5, 2018

This law is Anti–Choice




HJR 53


Failed to Pass


Jan 3, 2018


Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 1



Full Bill Text

HJR 53 would, upon voter approval, amend the Constitution of Missouri to declare the following:

  • That the term “person” under this constitution includes every human being, including every preborn human child at every stage of biological development from the moment of conception until birth.
  • Nothing in this constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion.

If passed, this resolution would be submitted to the voters at the next general election to be held in Missouri, on Tuesday next following the first Monday in November, 2018, or at a special election to be called by the governor.

Related Legislation

Similar to HJR 18 (2017) and HJR 98 (2016), both of which failed to pass.


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