Alabama’s Republicans Pass USA Strictest Abortion Ban Even in Rape and Incest Cases

69

Alabama’s Republican-controlled state Senate passed a bill Tuesday to outlaw , making it a crime to perform the procedure at any stage of pregnancy.

Keep on reading to know more about it on Nexter.org.

Total ban 

Alabama’s Senate passed a near-total ban on Tuesday, sending what would be the nation’s most stringent law to the state’s Republican governor.

Of the 27 Republicans, all white men, that dominate the 35-seat Alabama senate, 25 voted to pass the bill late on Tuesday.

alabama-abortion-ban-photo

Source: AP

The legislation makes a crime at any stage of pregnancy, with the only exception for a serious threat to the health of the woman.

After more than four hours of debate, the Republican-led Senate voted 25-6 to pass HB 314, which would slap doctors with up to 99 years in prison for performing an .

Senators rejected an attempt to add an exception for rape and incest.

alabama-abortion-ban-photo

Source: AP

Before the debate began, Democrat Rodger Smitherman said: “We’re telling a 12-year-old girl who, through incest and rape is pregnant, we are telling her that she doesn’t have a choice.”

What does the -banning trend in the US mean?

alabama-abortion-ban-photo

Source: Getty Images

The bill is part of a trend across the US in which Republican-controlled states are attempting to put new restrictions on , gambling that they will fare better in the courts following the confirmation of new federal judges and supreme court justices picked by the Trump administration.

Anti- campaigners have successfully enacted a ban on all or most abortions in six Republican-led states: Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Dakota, Ohio and Georgia.

Generally, the anti- elements are made up of social conservatives. The Christian right has fought against rights for decades, but some of its most extreme proposals have only recently started to pick up steam. The Christian right is also one of the Trump administration’s most fervent base of political support.

A wave of protests and criticism

alabama-abortion-ban-photo

Source: Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser, via Associated Press

Opponents predict the legislation will drive doctors to leave Alabama, which already has some of the highest rates of infant mortality and cervical cancer.

Outside the Alabama statehouse, protesters wore costumes from The Handmaid’s Tale and carried signs, one reading: “Alabama does not own me.”

alabama-abortion-ban-photo

alabama-abortion-ban-photo


MORE HOT NEWS

Like this post? Let us know!
  • CoolAF (0%)
  • Cool (0%)
  • Whatever (0%)
  • Boring (0%)
  • WTF (0%)
Summary
Alabama's Republicans Pass USA Strictest Abortion Ban Even in Rape and Incest Cases
Title
Alabama's Republicans Pass USA Strictest Abortion Ban Even in Rape and Incest Cases
Description
Alabama’s Republican-controlled state Senate passed a bill Tuesday to outlaw abortion, making it a crime to perform the procedure at any stage of pregnancy. Keep on reading to know more about it on Nexter.org.
Nexter.org
Nexter.org
Nexter.org
https://nexter.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/logo_nexterbg.jpg

More News from Nexter