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The Latest: Missouri governor wants vote on abortion bill

Parson on Wednesday said the bill could make Missouri “one of the strongest pro-life states in the country.” The measure only includes an exception for medical emergencies, not rape or incest.

Parson’s comments come after Senate Democrats slammed the bill for hours Wednesday before Republicans had a chance to bring it up for debate.

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Lawmakers face a Friday deadline to pass bills.

Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio and Georgia have approved bans on abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can occur in about the sixth week of pregnancy. Alabama’s Republican governor signed a near-total abortion ban Wednesday.
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