For Immediate Release: August 27, 2019
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
St. Louis, MO: U.S. District Judge Howard Sachs has blocked the “Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act” from going into effect tomorrow, August 28, 2019. Missouri House Bill 126 set up successive abortion bans starting at 8 weeks of pregnancy and also a ban on “discrimination-based” abortions for the reasons of sex-selection and potential of down syndrome. The 11-page order sourced precedent from many cases in higher courts, including the Supreme Court, as the reason for this enjoinment.
“The order blocking this new Missouri pro-life law highlights exactly why it’s time for the United States Supreme Court to revisit the activist decisions of their predecessors,” said Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. “Since 1973, Roe v. Wade and other similar decisions have remained in place while science has advanced light-years from that time. Our medical view into the early lives of unborn children have radically changed the discussion about ‘viability’ of the child. It’s high time our judicial system freed lower court judges like Judge Sachs from the bad precedent of past judicial supremacists. It’s time for the Supreme Court to take up this issue and respect the science of early unborn life.”