Alabama State Passes Extreme Anti Abortion Ban Bill That Compares Abortions to the Holocaust
Abortion has always been a matter of huge debate in the United States and especially in the Southern states where abortion is frowned against, it is Alabama that has gone and made a very stringent rule against abortion banning it altogether. But that’s not all, the manner n which it has been banned has been likened to an action that can have severe repercussions and protests from pro-abortion lobbyists who feel that it abortion has been criminalized.
1The ban on abortion is too stringent
What makes the ban against abortion in Alabama so stringent and arbitrary is that it also includes cases of rape and incest. This is the strictest abortion laws in the US that has been passed in Alabama and to top it all the laws have been passed by an all-male panel.
2It may result in a total ban
If the law is regarded as constitutional will result in a total ban of abortions in the state and there will be only one exemption. That is if completing the pregnancy may pose a danger to the physical health of the mother. Only then will she be allowed to have an abortion. The ban will not exempt rape and incest.
3A prison term of 99 years
The new abortion law states that doctors caught carrying out an abortion could face a prison term of up to 99 years. If it involves an attempt to terminate a pregnancy, it could lead to 10 years imprisonment. Pro-law lobbyists are hoping the law will stand and be upheld by the Supreme Court.
4It may change the laws set by the Roe-Wade ruling
The main issue for supporters of the law is that they hope it will challenge the Roe V Wade 1973 landmark judgment in the Supreme Court where it was ruled that it was a woman’s right to decide for herself if she wished to bring a pregnancy to term or not and which was guaranteed under the fourteenth amendment. Attempts by the state to intervene would be a violation of her privacy.