Missouri AG asks Supreme Court to hear abortion restrictions

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider an appeal of a ruling striking down new abortion restrictions.

Schmitt said he filed a request Thursday for the nation’s highest court to hear arguments on a 2019 state law that bans abortions as soon as eight weeks into pregnancy and also prohibits abortions based on a Down syndrome diagnosis.

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last month upheld a lower court injunction prohibiting Missouri from enforcing the provisions.

Schmitt says that decision should be overruled, and that the Supreme Court also should overturn its Roe v. Wade precedent granting a right to abortion

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