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Missouri House passes wide-ranging abortion bill

Missouri's Republican-led House has passed a bill to ban almost all abortions if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.    The legislation approved Wednesday would ban abortions except in cases of medical emergencies. There would be no exceptions for rape or incest.

Abortion foes plan changes for Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas

Anti-abortion leaders are promising to pursue a change in the Kansas Constitution if the state's highest court rules that the document protects abortion rights.On each side of the abortion debate, legislators and activists emboldened by recent political developments plan to push aggressively in many states this year for bills high on their wish lists: either seeking to impose near-total bans on abortion or guaranteeing women's access to the procedure.