Thursday, May 16, 2019

Alabama Law to Challenge Roe v. Wade

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Alabama lawmakers have passed a bill that will be a near-ban on abortion. And they mean it.

The law provides for up to 99 years in jail for a doctor who performs an abortion, and up to 10 years for those who attempt an abortion.

The bill was written to save the lives of babies-- And challenge Roe v Wade before the US Supreme Court.

Be informed.

The Alabama State Senate has voted 25-6 to pass a bill which criminalizes all abortions except for when the life of the mother is actually at serious risk.

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, a Republican, signed the bill into law late yesterday afternoon.

The bill is unique.

It will make it a felony for a doctor to perform an abortion at any stage of pregnancy, punishable by up to 99 years in prison.

The only exception is if the mother's life is at serious risk.

The bill has no exemption for rape or incest. Sponsor of the bill Sen Terri Collins explained why there were no exceptions. She said, "Well how do we say, 'The baby inside is a person, unless they're conceived in rape or incest'?"

Unlike measures in other states, Alabama would punish only the abortion provider--not the woman receiving the abortion.

The historic legislation is designed to challenge Roe v Wade before the US Supreme Court that legalized abortion nationally in 1973.

Alabama Democrat Sen. Bobby Singleton told the press the Republicans who passed the bill don't "care about babies having babies in this state..."

He said, "You just aborted the state of Alabama with your rhetoric with this bill."

The bill will have a national impact--"Roe v Wade is in jeopardy.".

Republican Sen. Clyde Chambliss said in a statement after the bill's passage,
"Roe v Wade has ended the lives of millions of children. While we cannot undo the damage that decades of legal precedence under Roe has caused, this bill has the opportunity to save the lives of millions of unborn children."

Yesterday morning on MSNBC, while discussing the fact that this bill does not have exceptions for rape and incest, NBC legal analyst Danny Cevallos said: "Roe v Wade is in jeopardy."

Cevallos went on to say that Roe v Wade "stands on a weak foundational basis."

He said,
"There is a very good chance if this makes it to the Supreme Court that Roe v Wade will be overturned. We have known since the 70's that Roe v Wade stands on a weak foundational basis. Whether you're pro-life or pro-choice, Roe v Wade is really about, do we have an individual, fundamental---do women have a privacy right in the Constitution that over rides state legislatures' abilities to make laws affecting abortion."

He added,
"By giving it to the Supreme Court, it creates a precedent it can be overturned. And the bottom line is, that even if you are pro-choice, the right to privacy does not exist, either in the history or the text of the Constitution, which is why Roe has always been ripe to be overturned."

The MSNBC folks are not the only ones fearful Roe may be overturned.

Staci Fox of Planned Parenthood of the South East said: "Today is a very dark day for women in Alabama and across the country."

She added, "Alabama politicians will forever live in infamy for this vote and we will make sure that every woman knows who to hold accountable."

Leana Wen, President of Planned Parenthood, said,
"Politicians in Alabama just passed the most extreme and dangerous policy since Roe v Wade. Doctors and public health leaders agree: the cost will be women's lives...Politicians who say they value life should advocate for policies to solve the public health crises that are killing women, not dismantle what little access to healthcare Alabamians have left."

It never ceases to amaze me how the left turns things---anything, on its head.

The organization that has killed millions and millions of unborn babies, is now accusing people who seek to save the lives of those babies, murderers.

Sen. Linda Coleman-Madison, a Democrat, said,
"This bill isn't about life or pro-life. This bill is about control...The sin to me is bringing a child into this world and not taking care of it; the sin to me is this state does not provide adequate care for this child."

No, Ms. Coleman-Madison, this bill "is" about life.

The reaction.

All the usuals are lining up to file lawsuits---ACLU, Planned Parenthood, NARAL---you know the list.

I would expect suits to begin being filed as soon as today.

The Left is in total disarray.

Hollywood lost it yesterday.

Avengers Endgame star Chris Evans said, "If you're not worried about Roe v Wade, you're not paying attention. This is why voting matters!!"

Grammy Award-winning singer John Legend said, "These statehouses are waging all-out war on women and their right to control their reproductive decisions. This is awful."

The ancient prophet Isaiah called out this kind of thinking. He said (5:2)
"Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter."

Tony Perkins, with Family Research Council, noted yesterday:
"It's the state of Alabama, of Martin Luther King Jr. It was where Rosa Parks took a stand by taking a seat. Now that same Alabama isn't just home to the civil rights movement, but a "human" rights movement. And liberals couldn't be more irate. That's because this bill isn't about ending abortion in Dixie. It's about ending abortion period."

Be Informed. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful.