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Tue May 14, 2019, 08:27 PM

Alabama Senate debates bill banning nearly all abortions (Reuters)

Alabama Senate debates bill banning nearly all abortions

(Reuters) - Alabama’s state Senate on Tuesday began final debate on a bill that would outlaw nearly all abortions, allowing exceptions only to prevent a serious health risk to the mother.

The measure was expected to come up for a vote later Tuesday and was likely to pass in the Republican-controlled chamber.

If so, Alabama would become the latest in a procession of U.S. states to advance anti-abortion bills, part of a strategy by anti-abortion activists to get the issue before the U.S. Supreme Court.

The bill was previously approved by the Alabama House of Representatives. Republican Governor Kay Ivey has withheld comment on whether she would sign it but generally is a strong opponent of abortion.

The law would take effect six months after being signed by the governor, but in the meantime would be certain to face legal challenge. The American Civil Liberties Union is among the groups vowing to sue to stop the law, saying it violates a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion.

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A whole bunch of these laws will hit the Supreme Court soon.

We will see just how bad the Trump court is.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 10:29 PM

1. Maybe next time, Alabama's white women should help black Alabamians fight voter suppression

Because if so many black Alabama residents didn't have their votes suppressed, they could have helped prevent these people from being elected to the statehouse.

Maybe now that their rights are being threatened, they can it would have been in their interest to be concerned about other people's rights

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Tue May 14, 2019, 10:33 PM

2. The religious right can go eat a steaming bag of rancid dog shit.

Fuck them and fuck the god they worship.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 10:34 PM

3. Wake the hell up, women of america.

Next, they'll want to take your vote.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 10:36 PM

4. The only thing I can hope for is that this severe overreach will produce a massive backlash.

Support for choice is at like 70%. They think this is a winning issue for them but it's not.

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Wed May 15, 2019, 07:06 PM

5. Update: She signed it.

Alabama Governor Signs Abortion Bill. Here’s What Comes Next
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/15/us/alabama-abortion-facts-law-bill.html

Alabama’s governor on Wednesday signed into law a measure to ban most abortions in the state. But the Legislature’s approval and the governor’s signature did not immediately outlaw the procedure, and it is far from clear when, or even if, the measure will ultimately take effect.

Here’s a guide to what happened, and what is likely to happen next.

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The New York Times

Worth reading the whole thing.

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