Constitutional amendment could grant personhood status for Missouri fetuses

A proposed amendment, House Joint Resolution 98, would enshrine in the Missouri Constitution a right to life for “unborn human children at every stage of biological development.” In theory, this would completely outlaw the practice of abortion in the state.

Both advocates and opponents of the measure testified before a House committee in the Missouri Capitol Tuesday afternoon.

Read the Missourian’s full coverage of the hearing here.

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A packed room in the Missouri Capitol Tuesday signifies strong conviction of both supporters and opponents of HJR 98.
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Attorney Rebecca Kiessling, a child of rape, testifies in support of HJR 98
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Pro-life supporters empty a deluge of “Roses for Life,” which represent unborn fetuses killed by abortion.

 

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Author: Zachary Reger

A graduate of the University of Missouri with degrees in journalism, philosophy and film studies, Zach's primary interests lie in political reporting, media production and social philosophy.

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