UPDATE: Gov. Kay Ivey signed the anti-abortion bill into law yesterday.
Alabama has a history of passing some of the most conservative pieces of legislature in modern times.
A few years ago, Alabama passed one of the strictest state immigration bills that forced many illegals to leave the state and to make it a crime for employers to hire an illegal.
In the latest action, the Alabama state Senate passed a bill virtually outlaws most forms or reasons for abortion.
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It also makes it a crime for doctors to perform an abortion and those that do, could face lengthy prison sentences.
The question now is: will Gov. Kay Ivey, a Republican, sign the bill into law.
Breitbart – Alabama Senate Passes Nation’s Strictest Abortion Ban by 25-6 Vote; Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk – Late Tuesday, the Alabama State Senate passed what would be the nation’s strictest abortion laws should it be signed by Republican Gov. Kay Ivey.
House Bill 314 passed the Senate by a 25-6 vote, and it does not include exceptions for rape or incest. Earlier in the day, the Senate had rejected an amendment that would have added such exceptions by a 21-11 vote margin.
Earlier this month, HB 314 was passed by the Alabama House of Representatives by a 74-3 margin, and now awaits the governor’s signature.
The bill’s proponents argue its strict nature is intended to establish a baby in the womb as a person.
“We aimed for language that addresses the language of Roe v. Wade,” the bill’s sponsor Rep. Terri Collins (R-Decatur) said at a public event last week. “The decision was based on someone in utero, someone pregnant so we don’t get into conception…
Truthfully, this bill was intentionally written with the purpose of it being challenged by Democrats.
Not just challenged but with the challenge making it all the way to the Supreme Court in hopes that the conservative court may overturn Roe v. Wade and end abortion.
One can only hope that this will spell the end of our nation’s most shameful sin – that of murdering millions of innocent children.
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