Missouri lawmakers on Wednesday passed a law requiring women to wait three days for an abortion, even in cases of rape or incest, according to the legislature’s websites — overriding an earlier veto from Governor Jay Nixon.
In July, the Democratic governor vetoed the bill to extend the minimum waiting period before a woman could have an abortion after an initial visit to a doctor to 72 hours from 24 hours.
Nixon said the bill showed a “callous disregard for women who find themselves in horrific circumstances.”
The state’s Republican-controlled Senate and House of Representatives on Wednesday overrode that veto with strong majorities, according to both chambers’ websites.
The house passed the measure by 117 to 44 and the senate by 23 to 7.
“Another 48 hours could very well be the difference between a life saved and a life ended,” Sen. David Sater, who sponsored the bill, told the Star. “Knowing that a life is at stake, this is the least we can do for these children.”
And of course, soon 72 hours won't be enough, because lives have to be saved. You know, unless they are born to poor black or Latino women, in case welfare babies probably need to have their SNAP benefits slashed so they will work a second job like they were meant to in order to afford day care, so that we can call social services on them for being bad, neglectful parents who work all the time and don't stay home with the kids.
Gentle reminder: Republicans are the party of liberty, unless you have a vagina, in which case shut up and take three days to think long an hard about your slutiness. No exception for rape or incest by the way in the law, so enjoy your three days to agonize why you were dressed provocatively, right girls?
Waiting period for abortion in Missouri, 72 hours, mandatory in all cases because lives must be saved. Waiting period to buy a gun in Missouri, 0 hours because liberty and freedom.