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Wed May 15, 2019, 07:03 PM

Alabama governor signs nation's most restrictive anti-abortion bill into law

Source: CNN

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed into law a controversial abortion bill that could punish doctors who perform abortions with life in prison.

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The Alabama Senate passed the bill 25-6 late Tuesday night. The law only allows exceptions "to avoid a serious health risk to the unborn child's mother," for ectopic pregnancy and if the "unborn child has a lethal anomaly." Democrats re-introduced an amendment to exempt rape and incest victims, but the motion failed on an 11-21 vote.

Ivey noted in her statement that the new law may be unenforceable due to the Supreme Court's Roe V. Wade decision that legalized abortion in all 50 states. But, the new law was passed with the aim of challenging that decision, Ivey said.

"No matter one's personal view on abortion, we can all recognize that, at least for the short term, this bill may similarly be unenforceable," Ivey wrote. "As citizens of this great country, we must always respect the authority of the U.S. Supreme Court even when we disagree with their decisions. Many Americans, myself included, disagreed when Roe v. Wade was handed down in 1973. The sponsors of this bill believe that it is time, once again, for the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit this important matter, and they believe this act may bring about the best opportunity for this to occur."








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Horrible!

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Reply Alabama governor signs nation's most restrictive anti-abortion bill into law (Original post)
people May 15 OP
Docreed2003 May 15 #1
Maxheader May 15 #2
paleotn May 15 #3
durablend May 15 #4
Initech May 15 #5
joshdawg May 16 #7
Initech May 16 #10
question everything May 15 #6
Mc Mike May 16 #8
duforsure May 16 #9
Bengus81 May 16 #11
angrychair May 16 #12

Response to people (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 07:07 PM

1. Not even hiding the real intentions of the bill, smdh

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Response to people (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 07:25 PM

2. The bastard goes to prison for murder..


If one woman dies going to an alley coat hanger "doc"...

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Response to people (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 08:37 PM

3. Though a state supposedly can't legally secede....

Can the rest of the states kick them out?

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Response to paleotn (Reply #3)

Wed May 15, 2019, 09:11 PM

4. Maybe we can build a wall ?

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Response to people (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 10:20 PM

5. This is total lawsuit bait.

They got the ACLU's attention and it worked. Next stop - SCOTUS.

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Response to Initech (Reply #5)

Thu May 16, 2019, 04:40 AM

7. And unless Roberts retains some sanity in his Court,

it will become law of the land by a 5 to 4 vote, overturning Roe.

IMHO, Roberts, will be the swing vote in this....................even if it reaches the SCOTUS.

I can picture the four hard line right wingers on the Court just itching to get their hands on this bill, namely alito, thomas, kavanaught, and gosuck.
Bastards!

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Response to joshdawg (Reply #7)

Thu May 16, 2019, 09:12 AM

10. They're salivating over this, no doubt.

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Response to people (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 10:35 PM

6. This is when I wish that the South remained separate

Also, that individual who support slavery - reigning over others - will, of course, wish to reign over women

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Response to people (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 04:50 AM

8. Insane AND evil. Today's repuglican party.

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Response to people (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 06:30 AM

9. The backlash from this

Will ensure a lot more women and men will vote trump and the gop out of office for this and all the many issues they've promoted against this country and the American people. This will be a really bad disaster for them, and they'll regret this . The majority is overwhelmingly against them. Along with another war started based on lies.

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Thu May 16, 2019, 09:26 AM

11. From what I read Missouri is right on their heels--and how far could Arkansas be from the same law?

No exception for rape or incest. Those fuckers are just sick bastards...........

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Response to people (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 04:54 PM

12. The "life of the mother" exception is toxic

By also creating the "doctor's go to jail for 99 years" piece to this law, even when it's a high risk pregnancy, very few doctors are going to put their careers and lives at risk to have their medical judgment reviewed by a prosecutor and questioned. Because if they are considered "wrong" because of "chromosomes or whatever" than their career is over and they agre going to jail.

So that there are "exceptions" is complete nonsense.

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