“I’m proud to see these life-saving measures signed into law,” said [Senate Majority Floor Leader Arlan] Meekhof, R-West Olive. “Life is a precious gift that must be defended. That is exactly what these new laws do — protect life.”
Meekhof called the state ban “vitally necessary.” Federal authorities do not have the resources to enforce the federal law, he said.
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Supporters have also said they want a state ban in place in case the federal ban falls apart.