Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Historic Pro-Life Bill to Ban Abortion signed by Governor in Alabama, USA - FULL TEXT

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey Signed a historic Bill banning abortion and which would make killing unborn babies a felony.

The bill represents the views of Alabama voters. Last year Alabamans voted 6-40 for a ballot amendment that says unborn babies have a right to life. 55% of the voters were women, according to figures from the Alabama Secretary of State.

State House Bill 314, would make an abortion and attempted abortion a felony. Exceptions would be allowed if the mother’s life is at risk. Mothers would not be punished for having an abortion under the legislation, which would make killing a baby in an abortion a Class A felony — punishable by life or 10 to 99 years in prison for abortionists who kill them.

Lawmakers approved the ban on a 25-6 vote late Tuesday. The legislation will take effect six months unless a court.

The bill is clear : “This bill would provide that a woman who receives an abortion will not be held criminally culpable or civilly liable for receiving the abortion.”

The Alabama Department of Public Health reported 6,768 abortions in 2017.

Text above edited from LifeNews

FULL TEXT Statement from Governor Ivey Issues  After Signing the Alabama Human Life Protection Act
Posted on May 15, 2019
MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed into law the 
Alabama Human Life Protection Act, after both houses of the Alabama Legislature 
passed HB314.
Upon signing the bill, Governor Ivey released the following statement:

“Today, I signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, a bill that was approved by 
overwhelming majorities in both chambers of the Legislature. To the bill’s many supporters, 
this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every 
life is precious and that every life is a sacred gift from God.

To all Alabamians, I assure you that we will continue to follow the rule of law.

In all meaningful respects, this bill closely resembles an abortion ban that has been a part of 
Alabama law for well over 100 years. As today’s bill itself recognizes, that longstanding abortion 
law has been rendered “unenforceable as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade.”

No matter one’s personal view on abortion, we can all recognize that, at least for the short term, 
this bill may similarly be unenforceable. As citizens of this great country, we must always respect
 the authority of the U.S. Supreme Court even when we disagree with their decisions.  
Many Americans, myself included, disagreed when Roe v. Wade was handed down in 1973. 
The sponsors of this bill believe that it is time, once again, for the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit 
this important matter, and they believe this act may bring about the best opportunity for this to occur.

I want to commend the bill sponsors, Rep. Terri Collins and Sen. Clyde Chambliss, for their strong
 leadership on this important issue.

For the remainder of this session, I now urge all members of the Alabama Legislature to continue
 seeking the best ways possible to foster a better Alabama in all regards, from education to public safety. We must give every person the best chance for a quality life and a promising future.”

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