The Supreme Court rejected Alabama’s request to dismiss the abortion law, making it a green light for pro-lifers.
What We Know:
- Last year the conservative-learning 11th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the ban, stating that it was known as dilation and evacuation, but the court wasn’t buying it.
- Republican Governor Kay Ivey signed the law in May that bans nearly all abortions in the state, even in cases of rape and incest, Reuters said.
- Alabama’s lower court found the law was in infringement on a woman’s constitution right to abortion recognized in the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling.
- According to Reuters, Conservative Justice Clarence Thomas wrote an opinion agreeing with the court’s decision not to hear the issue now but making clear that he would vote to uphold such laws.
Alabama residents are praying for a change. They would like to re-present the proposal to throw out the ban on abortion, following the retirement of pro life-Justice Anthony Kennedy.
SCOTUS has decided not to review an Alabama law that would have banned the most common method of second-trimester abortion. By not taking up the case, a ruling from a lower court blocking the law will stand—a big victory for abortion providers. https://t.co/udtEJXAHkq
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) June 29, 2019