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Alabama abortion advocates promise to fight back after controversial bill signed into law

Alabama abortion advocates promise to fight back after controversial bill signed into law

close Video Supreme Court bound? Alabama abortion bill could test Roe v. Wade Alabama's Republican-controlled Senate votes to make it a felony for doctors to perform abortions, unless the mother's life is in danger; Jonathan Serrie reports. MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Abortion advocates here say their fight isn’t over after Gov. Kay Ivey signed HB 314 , the

‘Where does life begin?’ Alabama’s extreme abortion ban inflames ongoing DEBATE

‘Where does life begin?’ Alabama’s extreme abortion ban inflames ongoing DEBATE

Alabama has just passed the most restrictive abortion law in the US, banning the procedure even in cases of rape or incest and firing up a debate that has raged since Roe v. Wade first made abortion legal in 1973. “ We know that it’s a concerted attempt to overturn Roe v Wade – that’s why they’re making the litmus test so strong ,” former Georgia congresswoman

Alabama governor signs nation's strictest abortion ban

Alabama governor signs nation's strictest abortion ban

(Reuters) - Alabama’s governor on Wednesday signed a bill to ban nearly all abortions in the state, even in cases of rape and incest, in political conservatives’ latest challenge to the landmark 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision establishing a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy. U.S. abortion-rights activists had already vowed to go court to block

U.S. anti-abortion groups plot course from state capitals to Supreme Court

U.S. anti-abortion groups plot course from state capitals to Supreme Court

(Reuters) - Anti-abortion advocacy groups have pushed hard in recent months for the passage of bills to restrict or even ban the procedure outright at the state level, inspired by the perception that the U.S. Supreme Court has tilted in their favor. Anti-abortion campaigners have been seeking to overturn a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion

Alabama Abortion Bill May Lead to Mass Human Rights Movement

Alabama Abortion Bill May Lead to Mass Human Rights Movement

House Bill 314, the "Human Life Protection Act," bans all abortions in Alabama except when "abortion is necessary in order to prevent a serious health risk" to the pregnant woman. The bill also bans abortions for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest and could see doctors who perform an abortion face up to 99 years in prison. ​The legislation was

Abortion Opponents Think They’re Winning. Have They Set Themselves Up to Fail?

Abortion Opponents Think They’re Winning. Have They Set Themselves Up to Fail?

Abortion foes in state legislatures seem awfully sure of themselves lately. By passing bills that would severely restrict abortion, lawmakers in Alabama and Georgia have in effect asked the Supreme Court not only to overturn Roe v. Wade immediately, but also to recognize the personhood of the fetus. The history of the abortion debate suggests, though,

Abortion restrictions carry political risk for Republicans in 2020

Abortion restrictions carry political risk for Republicans in 2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The move by states like Alabama, Georgia and Ohio to impose drastic restrictions on abortion could bolster Republicans’ support from religious voters wary of President Donald Trump but risks alienating moderates, political experts said on Wednesday. Ahead of the 2020 election, when Democrats will try to parlay support among women

Alabama governor signs near-total abortion ban into law

Alabama governor signs near-total abortion ban into law

Alabama’s Republican governor signed the most stringent abortion legislation in the nation Wednesday, making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases. “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,”

Supreme Court is not eager to overturn Roe vs. Wade — at least not soon

Supreme Court is not eager to overturn Roe vs. Wade — at least not soon

The Supreme Court justices will meet behind closed doors Thursday morning and are expected to debate and discuss — for the 14th time — Indiana’s appeal of court rulings that have blocked a law to prohibit certain abortions. The high court’s action — or so far, nonaction — in Indiana’s case gives one clue as to how the court’s conservative majority

Alabama abortion ban signed into law even in cases of rape or incest despite massive outcry

Alabama abortion ban signed into law even in cases of rape or incest despite massive outcry

ALABAMA has signed into law the most stringent abortion ban in the US – making the procedure illegal even in cases of rape and incest. The law will make performing an abortion at any stage of pregnancy a felony punishable by 10 to 99 years or life in prison, meaning that doctors could be jailed. AFP or licensors Pro and anti-abortion campaigners gathered