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Breaking: Missouri bans most abortions after Roe is overturned

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The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the landmark reproductive rights case Roe v. Wade. Missouri immediately implemented its "trigger ban" outlawing most abortions, while the decision raises the stakes even higher for a Kansas ballot issue in August.

The conservative majority of the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a fatal blow to Roe v. Wade, a decision that allows Missouri to implement a "trigger ban" outlawing almost all abortions. KCUR's Celisa Calacal discusses what Missouri residents need to know about the new state of reproductive rights.

In Kansas, voters will now decide whether to remove the last barrier protecting abortion rights from the state’s constitution. KCUR's Blaise Mesa talks about what's at stake in that August 2 ballot issue.

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