What Will Tila Hubrecht And Missouri Do About The Supreme Court's Abortion Decision?

Jon Mark

The State Representative for Missouri's 151 district, Tila Hubrecht, has shared more than a few posts and tweets through her Twitter account about her loyalty for everything that has become a staple in political right-wing ideology. Especially confirming the expectation that she would be the type of Republican to follow Donald Trump, against what more traditional conservatives claim to support.

If you need help in remembering Tila Hubrecht, she is the conservative who said back in May that rape had a silver lining which was that the rape victim would have a God-given child, as reported by the Inquisitr.

There's no doubt that she is therefore a supporter of anti-abortion legislation, as well as the creator of those types of bills for the state of Missouri.

This week, the Supreme Court caused Republicans to lash out when the justices made a historical decision against Texas' anti-abortion laws, rendering them unconstitutional.


Currently, the St. Louis Dispatch reports that a Planned Parenthood facility in Colombus, Missouri, lost its license on Thursday because its doctor does not have hospital privileges, despite the Supreme Court's ruling.

"The impact of the decision in Missouri is still unclear. A spokeswoman for Attorney General Chris Koster said the ruling 'calls into serious question the constitutionality of certain Missouri laws' and that his office is investigating because the decision was specific to Texas."

In the previous Inquisitr article, Tila Hubrecht's statements were made around legislation to potentially ban birth control, that even a victim of rape would have to give birth, and essentially giving the unborn constitutional rights.

The article continues to detail other statements from other lawmakers who have tried to initiate anti-abortion bills more than once, who have made arguments which have compared abortion to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, or even slavery.

It would appear that Tila Hubrecht, as well as other anti-abortion legislatures, are used to walking a thin line of offense when it comes to these issues, as Hubrecht has been working to bring back her bill to ban dismemberment abortion which failed on the Missouri House floor. It would require her to describe the procedure in detail in front of lawmakers in order to convince them to support her cause.

The St. Louis Dispatch article about the facility losing its license reveals that the state's health department is reviewing the Supreme Court's decision to see how they can continue, while other states, such as Alabama, are quoted as saying that they will no longer place hospital requirement restrictions.

The article also says that the anti-abortion laws in Missouri are similar to Texas, and would likely be held to the same decision.

In a recent interview with representatives for pro- and anti-abortion organizations on the PBS NewsHour, both sides have said that they will continue to battle it out however they can, which is clear in situations where with other or similar laws. Anti-abortion advocates have continued to defy the courts.

Various states have already created laws to ban either abortion procedures, or are finding some way to change the language, similar to what these states have done. In fact, Tila Hubrecht is already considering having another go at her dismemberment abortion ban bill on the Missouri House floor this year.

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