After an hours-long Democratic filibuster, the Missouri Senate voted 24-10 in favor of the “Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act” early Thursday morning. The legislation would ban abortions after eight weeks, with the exception of medical emergencies, but makes no exceptions for rape or incest.

Missouri lawmakers and their staffers took to Twitter throughout the evening to praise, criticize and share updates on the bill.

Senate Republicans were proud of the legislation’s passage and happy to share.

Others gave constituents a personal look into the evening with photos and updates live from the floor.

Critics were just as loud, even if less direct.

Some critics were less expected, including one GOP senator and a California researcher and doctor.

Many Missouri democrats were vocal about the inconsistencies with conservative’s support of the bill and discontent with recent Medicaid legislation.

And at the end of a long night, one Missouri house staffer sent out a resounding call to action:

  • Higher education reporter for the Columbia Missourian. I'm a senior at MU studying print and digital news and French. Reach me at megandollar@mail.missouri.edu.

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