Another restrictive abortion bill has been introduced – this time in Alabama.
What We Know:
- The Alabama House passed a bill that makes performing an abortion, at any stage, a class A felony which carries a maximum sentence of 99 years in prison. The bill also makes attempted abortion a class C felony offense which is punishable by a prison sentence of not more than 10 years or less than 1 year and 1 day.
- The bill, known as the Human Life Protection Act, will move on to the Alabama Senate after winning in the House 74-3.
- There are no exemptions for incidents of rape or incest. An abortion would only be allowed if the pregnancy is life-threatening.
- Rep. Terri Collins, the bill’s sponsor, hopes this bill will make it all the way to the Supreme Court and reverse the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision which made abortion legal nationwide.
- Alabama only has 3 abortion clinics in the entire state. There is also a 48-hour waiting period requirement. This bill is another attempt to prevent access to abortion for women.
If it passes, it will be the most restrictive abortion law in the United States.