Leftists melt down over Alabama governor signing strongest abortion ban in USA

Nellie Chapman
May 18, 2019

Governor Brian Kemp (R-GA) signed the bill into law despite a threatened boycott by Hollywood, headed by the radical pro-abortion activist, actress Alyssa Milano.

Missouri's House voted 110-44 in favor of the legislation.

The passage of the so-called "Alabama Human Life Protection Act" on Wednesday prompted outrage from women's rights groups, Democratic lawmakers, and even provoked ultraconservatives including televangelist Pat Robertson and Fox News commentator Tomi Lahren to condemn the law as too extreme. They want to turn back the clock, outlaw abortion, and deny women access to reproductive healthcare. Doctors would face five to 15 years in prison for violating the eight-week cutoff.

The movement in Missouri comes two days after the governor of Alabama passed a near-total ban on abortions in the state.

The original sponsor of the Alabama law has explicitly said the bill was drafted in an effort to have it challenged and potentially reach the Supreme Court, which the bill's supporters hope could lead to the overturning of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, which declared abortion a right federally.

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Alabama officials say their law is created to take on the Supreme Court's 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade. Many of these bills are a direct affront to Black women and women of color who lack access to sufficient health care due to income inequality and health care access through full-time employment. "First, they must prohibit states from interfering in the ability of a health care provider to provide medical care, including abortion services".

The issue of abortion has been thrust into the national dialogue in recent weeks after a series of states controlled by Republicans began passing legislation to enact hard line bans. Republicans have pushed for the opposite, imposing rules that prohibited government-backed insurance from covering abortion services and trying to limit the ability of private insurers to do so.

Seventy-one percent of Americans, including 52 percent of Republicans, oppose overturning Roe v. Wade.

But with a Supreme Court leaning further to the right under the Trump administration, Warren says the law has a chance to succeed. Women who receive abortions would not be criminally penalized. "Congress should act to ensure that the will of the people remains the law of the land".

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