Both the Alabama and Georgia laws are the latest in an onslaught of state-level anti-abortion legislation that aim to dismantle Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that constitutionally protects a woman's legal right to an abortion.
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson arrives for a news conference on May 14, 2019, in his Capitol office in Jefferson City, Missouri.
The Alabama law would make it a felony for a doctor to perform an abortion, and even victims of rape and incest would not be permitted to terminate their pregnancies.
Democratic senators attacked the proposal when it was up for debate on the Senate floor.
Republican Maine Sen. Susan Collins, who's widely viewed to have a tough election coming up in 2020, told CNN's Manu Raju, "The Alabama law is a bad law - it's very extreme - it essentially bans all abortions".
According to America's Health Rankings by the United Health Foundation, the rate of maternal mortality in Missouri are well above the national average and have been on the rise according to data from 2016 to 2018.
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"They sound more like sex predators to me", one user wrote.
'Rather than understanding that women's lives all hold different stories.
'We cannot paint with a broad brush and interfere by putting a law forward that tells them what they can and cannot do'. When Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from SCOTUS, CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin, for one, predicted that abortion would be illegal in 20 states, and soon.
Now, a similar law in Louisiana has come before the court. White men make up most of the Alabama Senate and the group that voted in favor of the bill, but Ivey, who ultimately signed this bill into law, is a white woman.
Senators Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kirsten Gillibrand of NY also have endorsed the codification of abortion rights, while Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, said Thursday that such a move "deserves to be taken seriously".
Supporters say the Alabama bill is intentionally created to conflict with the 1973 Roe versus Wade decision that legalised abortion nationally in hopes of sparking a court case that might prompt the justices to revisit abortion rights.
Is abortion an LGBTI issue? "They are a gross and risky turn back to a dark history where women risked their lives to access their sexual and reproductive rights".
GLAAD, the world's largest LGBTI media organization, denounced the bills. She questioned Mr. Trump's care for women's issues, saying he "demeans" and "dismisses us". But she said the heartbeat bill was designed in part to challenge Roe, which guarantees a woman's right to an abortion prior to the "viability" of the fetus to survive outside the womb.
A 2015 study found these bisexual and lesbian women are nearly twice as likely as straight-identifying women to get pregnant before the age of 20.