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