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Alabama Senate passes nation’s most restrictive abortion ban

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posted on May, 15 2019 @ 12:50 AM
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama lawmakers voted Tuesday to ban virtually all abortions in the state — including for victims of rape and incest — sending the strictest law in the nation to the state’s Republican governor, who is expected to sign it.

The measure permits abortion only when necessary to save a mother’s life, an unyielding standard that runs afoul of federal court rulings. Those who backed the new law said they don’t expect it to take effect, instead intending its passage to be part of a broader strategy by antiabortion activists to persuade the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, which legalized abortion nationwide.


Alabama Senate passes nation’s most restrictive abortion ban

If there's any confusion as to what this bill is about then read this line from the article.


“This bill is about challenging Roe v. Wade and protecting the lives of the unborn because an unborn baby is a person who deserves love and protection,” Alabama state Rep. Terri Collins (R), the sponsor of the bill, said after the vote Tuesday night. “I have prayed my way through this bill. This is the way we get where we want to get eventually.”


There it is. It's a shot across the bow and if passed by the Republican governor of Alabama, it WILL be challenged and punted to the Supreme Court.


Could the Republicans succeed in overturning Roe V. Wade? Discuss gently, please, this isn't the mudpit.


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posted on May, 15 2019 @ 01:11 AM
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Just the very concept reeks of a corrupt system.

They will pass a law, that they don't intend to uphold, to get Judges to see things their way.

What sort of a system are they running in the US of A.

You are not allowed to do this!

It is against the very constitution of the nation.

The law is not some football to pass around as a stunt.

Un-bloody-believable.

P



posted on May, 15 2019 @ 01:45 AM
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noice!

hopefully people in alabama will do the smart thing.
the smart thing is to wear condoms.


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posted on May, 15 2019 @ 01:49 AM
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originally posted by: dantanna
noice!

hopefully people in alabama will do the smart thing.
the smart thing is to wear condoms.

Too bad the politician's parents didn't do that...


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posted on May, 15 2019 @ 02:10 AM
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a reply to: Tempter

Such a backwards move for a country that likes to pretend it's the land of the free.



posted on May, 15 2019 @ 02:11 AM
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Aw, crap.

Folks, it's not my fault, believe me. This is not indicative of most Alabamians. There's something in the water down there in Montgomery that apparently causes people to lose all traces of common sense. If it gets any worse, everyone's brains down there will simply liquefy and drip out of their noses. Not that these politicians have enough brainpower among them to figure out how to hit the broad side of a barn with a shotgun if they are standing inside it... sometimes I think people get elected to office here just to get them away from decent folk.

I just hope Kay Ivey still has a few operational neurons left... her office has said she is not going to comment until she has had a chance to "thoroughly examine" the bill.

Abortion is the direct taking of a human life. But laws like this are the taking of human lives indirectly. Can we just stop getting humans dead by stoopidity? Is that too much to ask?

TheRedneck



posted on May, 15 2019 @ 03:16 AM
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It's a start..



posted on May, 15 2019 @ 03:22 AM
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Why is it that a group made up of, I believe, entirely men (there may be a few women in the statehouse there), are deciding the fate of what is 100% female? Regardless of there having been a questionable vote, having seen some video and there having been procedural problems, it is still a vote by men that absolutely FORCE women to continue with a pregnancy regardless of rape, incest, and the fact that a woman often has no idea they are pregnant until they miss a period and by then it is too late according to this law. If anything, there should be a referendum of women regarding this 100% woman's issue. Yes, men are involved in a pregnancy, but they don't have to carry a baby to term or go through labor and it is primarily the man that may abandon a woman and child and not the other way around.



posted on May, 15 2019 @ 03:38 AM
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That is the taste of freedom. How does it taste?

Which rights are next on the chopping block, some of you guys call us subjects yet it's clear as subjects we enjoy far more freedoms than our American counterparts do. Bizzare world we live in.
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posted on May, 15 2019 @ 03:39 AM
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originally posted by: uncommitted
a reply to: Tempter

Such a backwards move for a country that likes to pretend it's the land of the free.




Stockholm syndrome.



posted on May, 15 2019 @ 04:32 AM
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Thanks Alabama politicians for once again making the state look like a bunch of backwards hicks.

The inevitable huge legal bills from this abomination of a law should be divvied up between all the "Yes" votes for collection rather than put on the backs of Alabamians.

I hope SCOTUS smacks their hands hard for this one.

I swear, my state has to lead the nation in the most stupid bills ruled unConstitutional.



posted on May, 15 2019 @ 05:19 AM
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Sounds like there's a business opportunity for doctors in Alabama here. Just charge pregnant women a small fee to diagnose them with a condition that means they will die if they go to term. Then they're free to have an abortion with no legal consequences.



posted on May, 15 2019 @ 05:34 AM
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Is this Alabama USA, Albania.....or Puritanistan?



posted on May, 15 2019 @ 06:31 AM
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originally posted by: pheonix358
Just the very concept reeks of a corrupt system.

They will pass a law, that they don't intend to uphold, to get Judges to see things their way.

What sort of a system are they running in the US of A.

You are not allowed to do this!

It is against the very constitution of the nation.

The law is not some football to pass around as a stunt.

Un-bloody-believable.

P


Your comment would be my argument why they must do this.

1) They are most certainly allowed to do this. It is exactly how the system was intended to work. States are supposed to have supremacy to make laws that best fit the needs of the citizens of that state. They are not allowed to run afoul of the constitution while doing so because they agreed to such when they entered the union. The Supreme Court is where conflicts between the two are resolved. That is exactly what is happening in this case.

2) Judges are not supposed to be persuaded to see thing "there way" with the cases that come before them. They are supposed to hear arguments and apply the case to the current law and constitution. Roe V. Wade is neither law nor is it in the constitution. It was an opinion regarding the constitution from a now passed age. There is nothing wrong with taking the time to reevaluate that opinion to see if it stands the test of time.

3) Since the importance of Roe V. Wade has waned significantly since the case was heard it's a perfect subject to teach the country a civics lesson... and more importantly that the sky does indeed not fall when people have an honest discussion about an important issue.


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posted on May, 15 2019 @ 06:36 AM
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a reply to: DanDanDat

Tut, tut. And to think you Yanks bash on about us Brits having our spoons taken away from us etc etc. Congratulations on setting back women's rights by about a hundred years.



posted on May, 15 2019 @ 06:39 AM
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originally posted by: jaxnmarko
Why is it that a group made up of, I believe, entirely men (there may be a few women in the statehouse there), are deciding the fate of what is 100% female?



Why is our entirely civilian government in charge of deciding the fate of what is 100% military personnel.



posted on May, 15 2019 @ 06:46 AM
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originally posted by: oldcarpy
a reply to: DanDanDat

Tut, tut. And to think you Yanks bash on about us Brits having our spoons taken away from us etc etc. Congratulations on setting back women's rights by about a hundred years.


Perhaps we Yanks make fun of your spoons because you to easily frazzled. Case in point: beliving an opinion on an obscure web sight can "setting back women's rights by about a hundred years".

And even if you were talking about the lawmakers in Alabama ... Case in point: beliving a law from an obscure state who's proponents don't even think will be upheld can "setting back women's rights by about a hundred years".

Have fun putting GPS in those dangerous kitchen knives; it surely will progress humanity into state of world peace.


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posted on May, 15 2019 @ 06:58 AM
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What the hell is wrong with people? They claim to be for small government, but then try to use it to regulate another person's body. I don't get it.


Your right we should totally make all murder legal!

They arent regulating anyone's body you twit, they are telling you you cant kill another being with a heart beat. If it was the mothers body she would be the one who died when the abortion was performed.

If you got caught breaking the eggs of other animals, you can get prison time too.

But somehow society has twisted killing an infant life is acceptable.




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