Missouri ‘Right to Life’ Constitutional Amendment (HJR 28)

This law was last updated on May 17, 2019

This law is Anti–Choice




HJR 28




Jan 23, 2019


Funding Restrictions for Family Planning, Personhood

Full Bill Text


HJR 28 would—upon voter approval—amend the Constitution of Missouri to declare the following:

  • That the term “person” under this constitution includes every human being, including every in utero human child at every stage of biological development from the moment of conception until birth.
  • Nothing in this constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion.

If passed, this resolution would be submitted to the voters at the next general election to be held in Missouri in November, 2020, or at a special election to be called by the governor.

The amendment would effectively ban abortion—and possibly even birth control pills, IUDs, and emergency contraception. In addition, it would eliminate certain medical choices for women, including some cancer treatments and in vitro fertilization, and might lead to investigation and prosecution of pregnant people who miscarry to determine if their own actions caused the death of the fetus

Related Legislation

Similar to HJR 53 (2018), HJR 18 (2017) and HJR 98 (2016), all of which failed to pass.

Latest Action

1/23/19 – Introduced.