Governor of US state of Alabama signs state anti-abortion measure
Saturday, May 18, 2019
On Wednesday in thestate of , Governor signed the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, officially outlawing nearly all circumstances of in the state. This bill passed the Senate of the state on Tuesday.
Republican state representativewho sponsored the bill remarked the bill was not enforceable under the current interpretation of the established by the ruling in the case. Terri said the bill would become enforceable after the Supreme Court revisits the case.
Apart from when the mother's life is threatened by the pregnancy, the bill provides for any terminations to potentially result in life sentence penalties.
The bill has sparked controversy and protests., along with the have announced their plans to oppose the bill by lawsuit.
The governorher reasoning saying, "Today, I signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act. To the bill’s many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every life is precious & that every life is a sacred gift from God."
- Caroline Kelly. "Alabama Governor Signs Nation's Most Restrictive Anti-Abortion Bill into Law" — , May 16, 2019
- Vandana Rambaran. "Alabama Governor Signs Restrictive Abortion Bill into Law as ACLU Vows to Sue" — , May 16, 2019
- Chris Cillizza. "What the Alabama Abortion Law Really Aims to Do" — , May 15, 2019