The country's strictest abortion bill was previously approved by the Alabama House of Representatives and will now go to Republican Governor Kay Ivey, who has withheld comment on whether she would sign but is generally a strong opponent of abortion. It criminalizes the procedure, reclassifying abortion as a Class A felony, punishable by up to 99 years in prison for doctors. Several, including Alabama's neighbors Georgia and MS, have passed laws that prohibit abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. He was repeatedly asked about the fact that the bill does not provide exemptions from the ban on abortions in cases of rape and incest.
Under the bill, abortion is banned in all cases except in situations when it would be necessary in order to save the life of the mother.
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This bill, which goes even further toward banning abortion than Georgia's pro-life "heartbeat" abortion law, is another attempt to force the issue of abortion before the Supreme Court with the aim of weakening or overturning Roe v. Wade.
"The anti-abortion law is also especially targeted at those without the means/ability to move state", said the actress. Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth, who presides over the Senate, posted on Twitter that his position is simple - "Abortion is murder".
"To take that choice away from that person who had such a traumatic act committed against them, to be left with the residue of that person if you will, to have to bring that child into this world and be reminded of it every single day", Figures said.More news: Elon Musk shows off SpaceX's Starlink internet satellites before launch
After Democratic Sen. Rodger Smitherman questioned Chambliss about what would happen when women are victimized - he used an example of a 12-year-old girl who is raped by a relative - Chambliss said the victim should get help right away.
If signed into law, the bill would take effect in six months.
Still, antiabortion advocates see an opening for implementing new abortion restrictions in the wake of Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court, which pushed the balance of power in favor of conservatives. "And Justice Ginsburg - no one knows about her health". But the drafters of the Alabama bill think by having no threshold other than if a woman is pregnant, their law might be the one ripe for Supreme Court review.More news: Texas officer shoots dead woman heard on video saying 'I'm pregnant'