For Immediate Release: May 24, 2019
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
St. Louis, MO: Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed Missouri’s Heartbeat Bill this morning, making Missouri the fifth state in 2019 to make the measure law. Known as “Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act,” Missouri’s take on the legislation included many additional protections and layers.
“Today all Missourians are proud of the legislature and governor for taking a stand on this defining issue,” said Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. “As the ugly beliefs of the Democratic party show their true face, Americans are making their strong pro-life values known.
“Protecting the right to life is the most fundamental issue Americans face today. Thanks to the unflappable work of Janet Porter and lawmakers like Rep. Steve King (R-IA), we now have a vehicle that will not only save the lives of American children but will withstand the judicial attacks of the left. We look forward to seeing this measure pass other states. I pray this bold move by Missouri will cause the ultimate downfall of Roe v. Wade in Trump’s Supreme Court.”