Live Action Applauds Alabama Legislature Passing Historic Pro-Life Bill
Washington, D.C. – Last night, the Alabama Senate voted 25-6 in favor of HB 314, the Human Life Protection Act, which would — according to the text of the bill itself — “make abortion and attempted abortion felony offenses except in cases where abortion is necessary in order to prevent a serious health risk to the unborn child’s mother.” The bill “would provide that a woman who receives an abortion will not be held criminally culpable or civilly liable for receiving the abortion.” Only the doctor committing the abortion would be held criminally liable. Alabama’s bill, which now heads to Governor Kay Ivey for her signature, provides no exemptions for rape or incest, but allows an exemption “in cases where abortion is necessary in order to prevent a serious health risk to the unborn child’s mother,” according to the bill. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has not publicly stated whether she will sign the bill. The bill is likely to face an almost immediate legal challenge if it is signed into law. The ACLU of Alabama and Planned Parenthood Federation of America have promised to challenge the law.
Statement from Live Action Founder and President, Lila Rose:
“Alabama is right to penalize abortionists. Both a pregnant mother and the preborn child inside of her are targeted by the multi-billion dollar abortion industry. Abortion violently destroys the life of a child and lines the pockets of abortionists. The intentional killing and dismemberment of children in the woman has no place in any civilized society. Abortion is barbaric, intolerable, and should be banned. We have many choices in life – killing a child we created is not one of them. Roe v. Wade and its companion case, Doe v. Bolton, allow for abortion through all nine months of pregnancy. Legislatures across the country are responding to constituents and realizing how extreme our nation’s abortion laws truly are. We are working towards a day when our nation’s highest court respects the right to life. We call on all of our nation’s leaders — regardless of their political party — to reject the barbarism of the abortion lobby and vow to protect our most vulnerable, our innocent children in the womb.”
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