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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.
“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.”
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.
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?
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.
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.