• “32 states permit abortions to preserve the life or health of the woman.”
  • “3 states permit abortions to save the life or physical health of the woman.”
  • “3 states permit abortions only to save the life of the woman.”

According to the Associated Press, Missouri’s law also enacts very steep penalties against any doctor violating these restrictions. Doctors found to be in violation could face fines of  “up to $50,000” and lose their medical licenses. Hospitals and surgical centers violating the restrictions could lose their state licenses.

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