That didn't take long: ACLU and Planned Parenthood file lawsuit against Alabama abortion ban

"It is one of the most restrictive abortion bans as it criminalizes 'any person to intentionally perform or attempt to perform an abortion' at any stage of pregnancy with only exceptions for averting death or 'serious health risks.' The governor signed it, despite admitting that it may be 'unenforceable' and that she wishes for the act to be challenged by a Supreme Court decision." - Jurist

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Aaron Blumer's picture

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Alabama's gambit may backfire. I wish they'd gone with a fetal heartbeat bill or something along those lines.

Joeb's picture

There maybe some political consequences to this move but at least their trying.  That’s the way I look at it.  Any part sustained by the Supreme Court would be a victory.  I can see this abortion issue being controlled state by state to a certain degree.  They may never really overturn roe vs wade but any restrictions help.  

Think how many brilliant minds like Bert’s  we have killed that were given to us by God to make scientific advancements to better man kind   We are cutting our noses off despite our faces.  Also musical and artistic abilities that we have lost.  

Just as an example University of Maryland just patented a process to remove the resin in wood to just leave the cellulose which is pressed into a material stronger than aluminum.  Plus it’s being done with a very environmentally controlled process.  This material could revolutionize  the construction industry.  What if the key mind who came up with this ended up being an aborted baby.  

I say maybe the states doing these laws  against abortion might want to tweak their acts but other then that keep them coming.  

Aaron Blumer's picture

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I haven't read up lately (and can't remember) on what would actually happen if Roe v Wade would be nullified. I guess it would depend on whether they overturned all or part or what. If it just got "erased," so to speak, that would pretty much put the whole matter back among the states to regulate? That would be progress, though, long term, what we need is a federal  level abortion ban. It's hard to see what a federal gov't is for if not at least for protecting the lives of it's most helpless citizens. 

Bert Perry's picture

The situation prior to Roe was that the states regulated it.  First state to broadly legalize it in the sixties was California.  Guess whose signature approved the bill?  

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Bert Perry's picture

....is that when crafting legislation to move the "Overton Window" of things that can reasonably be discussed in politics, one important thing, per Alabama, is to understand at what point you're going to be leading with your chin.  To wit, the first challenge is not Georgia or Missouri, but Alabama, and the Alabama law, with its flaws, could invalidate other laws that might otherwise survive.

I hope and pray I'm wrong here, but those are the signs I'm seeing.

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