- As a bill that virtually bans all abortion in Alabama is headed to the governor’s desk, pro-choice activists have stated that they will fight the bill. This latest bill is the strictest in the country and doesn’t make exceptions for victims of rape or incest.
- Republican Governor Kay Ivey is a strong pro-choice advocate but hasn’t said whether she would sign the bill and has a week to sign off on it or veto it.
- The president of Planned Parenthood, Leana Wen said: “We have no choice. For us, this is about our patients’ lives. We have to file lawsuits. We are talking about the rights for generations to come.”
- The Alabama bill bans abortions at any point during pregnancy and the only exception is if a mother’s life is in danger.
- Any person who performs abortions could face 10 to 99 years imprisonment since it would be a felony. However, the woman receiving the abortion wouldn’t face prosecution.
- There’s been a growing movement for states to greatly limit abortions in an effort to reverse Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion.
- This year, 16 states have introduced legislation to limit abortions.
- 2020 Democratic hopefuls have strongly condemned the laws, which they view as “an attack on women’s rights.”