https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... 61llDwOeekMissouri lawmaker wants police officers to stop women from getting abortions
Mike Moon introduced bill that would redefine fertilized egg as a person and effectively turn any attempt to terminate a pregnancy into murder
A Missouri state representative who once beheaded a chicken on Facebook to make a point about abortion wants police officers to stop women from terminating pregnancies.
Mike Moon, a Republican Missouri state representative, introduced a bill he calls the Right to Due Process Act, which redefines a fertilized egg as a person with all the constitutional rights of any other citizen. The suggested law then requires police and the courts to “affirmatively enforce” the Missouri constitution’s due process clause which guarantees legal rights to people, effectively turning any attempt to terminate a pregnancy into murder.
Moon also filed a bill to “abolish” abortion in Missouri, and specifically cites “murder by abortion”. The law makes no exemptions for rape, incest or apparently for women who have pregnancies which are not viable and potentially fatal, since the proposals strike references to abortion exemptions for maternal health.
Despite multiple calls to his office, Moon’s legislative assistant said he was not available for comment.
His bill did not lay out how, exactly, law enforcement would “affirmatively enforce” such a provision....
In fairness to Moon, nobody who wants the state to ban abortion ever seems willing to lay out how, exactly, they propose such a law would be enforced.