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15 May 2019, 07:54 | Glen Norman
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Like numerous abortion bans that have been passed on the state level, the Alabama law is expected to face an nearly immediate legal challenge and even if it is signed into law by the governor, it is unlikely to go into immediate effect.
Alabama's state Senate passed a controversial bill on Tuesday that would outlaw almost all abortions in the state and make performing one a felony unless the mother's health is at risk. Supporters say the bill is intentionally created to conflict with the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion nationally, because they hope to spark court cases that might prompt the justices to revisit abortion rights.
"This is a transparent effort to drum up political support for anti-abortion candidates in upcoming elections and serves as a direct threat to women's health, autonomy and pursuit of happiness", NOW said in a statement.
The Alabama bill goes further, banning abortions at any time.
Last week actress Alyssa Milano posted a message on social media calling for women to join her in a sex strike to protest against strict abortion laws in America.
"Our bill says that baby in the womb is a person", said Republican Rep. Terri Collins, the bill's sponsor, said in an interview. Doctors who perform abortions would be charged with a Class A felony, and receive from 10 to 99 years in prison; attempting to perform an abortion could mean 10 years imprisonment under the proposed law. If this legislation goes into effect, women will be banned from getting abortions as a heartbeat is detected, often as early as six weeks.
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"You don't have to provide for that child". "Let's be honest, banning abortion does not stop abortion". Abortion rights advocates have promised to challenge the controversial legislation if Governor Ivey signs the bill into law.
In other words, an abortionist providing an illegal abortion, or a man beating a woman and killing her baby, would be in deep legal trouble for murder; not the woman so-called "self-terminating".
All but one of the Senate's Democrats voted against the bill and staged a filibuster into Tuesday night after debating the bill for more than four hours, with senators discussing the role government should play in legislating what a woman can do with her body and the definition of life. The American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama said a complaint is being drafted to challenge the ban.
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