(Jefferson City) The Missouri House of Representatives this week, could pass an omnibus bill where several abortion policies have been placed inside the legislation.
We asked State Representative Mike McGirl of Potosi about it.
McGirl does tell us that instances of babies being born alive after an induced pregnancy termination are extremely rare.
This bill does have other parts to it related to abortion.
It would criminalize mail-order abortion medications.
The bill would defund Planned Parenthood.
Family members could also file wrongful death lawsuits if infants born alive after an abortion attempt are injured or later die as a result of the attempted abortion.
However, if the pregnancy is the result of rape, the bill would not allow the rapist to sue.