Anti-Abortion Bill, Signed Into Law by Alabama Governor

The United States of America (U.S.A) is one of the countries who are liberated and open to almost all types of new things. In fact, they’re one of the first powerful countries to allow same-sex marriages in some states. More so, abortion, and other types of things are being allowed. However, last Wednesday, Kay Ivey, Alabama Governor signed into law the anti-abortion bill; this would reprimand doctors or health care professionals who will perform abortions. The punishment? Lifetime imprisonment.

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In a Republican statement, Ivey said that she approved the bill because it had many supporters. More so, she believes that all and every life is precious and should not just be thrown to waste.

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Today, I signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, a bill that was approved by overwhelming majorities in both chambers of the Legislature. To the bill’s many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a sacred gift from God.”

Are there conditions under the bill?

It went on to have a 25-6 late Tuesday night as the Alabama Senate submitted the bill on the same day. There are exceptions however; for instance, abortion is allowed “to avoid serious health risks to the unborn child’s mother,” “if the unborn child has lethal anomaly,” and “for ectopic pregnancy.” 

Meanwhile, some of the Democrats introduced quite an amendment to exempt incest and rape victims. However, the motion failed having an 11 to 21 vote.

Ivey said that this new law could possibly go unenforcable because of the fact that the decision in Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade, legalized abortion in all of the states; this new law that was passed aims contesting that decision.

She knows that as of the current moment, the bill can be unenforcable but as citizens of the U.S., she said, she’s expecting that this law will be enforced.

Is Alabama the only state which has plans of eliminating abortion?

As of the moment, lawmakers of the state is leading the group of legislators in some states who produce new measure and provisions in restricting abortion. For instance, Georgia’s fetal heartbeat bill which was introduced recently is something important. Why? Because a lot of women are not familiar whether or not they are pregnant at six weeks. So, the earliest heartbeat of a fetal child can be detected.

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An obstetrician at the well-known Alabama Women’s Center for Reproductive Alternatives, Yashica Robinson, said that this law can have devastating impact on some patients. Why? Because she was not sure that in which circumstances these laws would be allowing abortion based on the health of the mother and some reasonable medical judgment. 

I’m not clear about exactly what that means. I’ve already met instances where it is difficult for us to determine those things in the health care setting now, and it has resulted in delays in care.”

The passage of the bill last Tuesday night brought out instances of protest from Democrats including candidates for the 2020 elections and some celebrities.

Randall Marshall, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama promised to send a lawsuit out. He plans on slamming the governor for some legal costs that the legislation would meet from challenges in court and in defying the decision of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade.

By signing this bill, the governor and her colleagues in the state legislature have decided to waste millions in Alabama taxpayer dollars in order to defend a bill that is simply a political effort to overturn 46 years of precedent that has followed the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision.”

Marshall iterated that he will not allow this to happen and that they will meet in court to finalize and to eradicate the ridiculous law that has been passed. He added that although the governor signed the bill into law, abortion will still be performed at all clinics in Alabama as deemed safe and free-from-danger.

What do you think about Governor Ivey’s decision of signing into law the Anti-Abortion bill? A lot of other political parties negated the statement she made and the fact that she already signed this bill into law? Would this have a positive effect to society?

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