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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – If any Senate race should be a referendum on abortion access it’s the one in Missouri.

The Republican official running to represent the Show Me State, Eric Schmitt, used his previous post as Missouri’s attorney general to ban all abortions in the state even in cases of rape and incest, just minutes after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Missouri was the first state to enact its so-called trigger law.


Schmitt’s challenger, Trudy Busch Valentine, is a nurse who has made Schmitt’s attacks on abortion a central part of her campaign. Protecting access to abortion is the first priority she highlights in her speeches.

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