Missouri's Republican House on Friday adopted legislation designed to cope with the challenges facing the court, which would ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy.
If adopted, the ban will be among the most restrictive in the US. It includes exceptions for emergency medical cases, but not for pregnancies caused by rape or incest. Doctors will face five to 15 years' imprisonment for breaking the eight-week break. Women who receive abortions will not be prosecuted.
Republican governor Mike Parsons pledged to sign the bill, but it is unclear when it will take action. When pressed by the lack of exceptions for rape or incest, he told reporters that "all life has value."