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Missouri ‘Right to Life of the Unborn Child Act’ (HB 1017)

This law was last updated on Aug 30, 2019

This law is Anti–Choice




HB 1017


Failed to Pass


Feb 20, 2019


Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 1


Fetal Homicide, Personhood

Full Bill Text

HB 1017 would trigger a statewide abortion ban if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.

The bill would make it a felony to perform or induce an abortion upon a pregnant person, except in cases of medical emergencies.

Any person who knowingly performs or induces an abortion in violation of this act would be guilty of a class B felony, and may lose their professional license.

The bill clarifies that a pregnant person who receives an abortion would not be subject to prosecution.

Under this bill, the state General Assembly declares its intention that the state and its political subdivisions shall be a “sanctuary of life” to protect “pregnant women and their unborn children.”

Related Legislation

Nearly identical to SB 345.

Latest Action

2/20/19 – Introduced.


Primary Sponsor