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Alabama Governor Kay Ivey Signs Nation's Strictest Abortion Ban into Law

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Alabama Governor Kay Ivey Signs Nation's Strictest Abortion Ban into Law

Alabama Gov.

Kay Ivey signed the nation's strictest abortion ban into law Wednesday afternoon.

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Alabama Governor Kay Ivey Signs Nation's Strictest Abortion Ban into Law

WHILE MUCH OF THE REACTION HASWHILE MUCH OF THE REACTION HASBEEN FOCUSED AROUND THEBEEN FOCUSED AROUND THEBEEN FOCUSED AROUND THEOVERWHELMINGLY MALE ALABMAOVERWHELMINGLY MALE ALABMAOVERWHELMINGLY MALE ALABMALEGISLATURE PASSING THE MOSTLEGISLATURE PASSING THE MOSTLEGISLATURE PASSING THE MOSTRESTRICITIVE ABORTION BAN IN THERESTRICITIVE ABORTION BAN IN THERESTRICITIVE ABORTION BAN IN THECOUNTRY.... THE FACT IS ---COUNTRY.... THE FACT IS ---COUNTRY.... THE FACT IS ---THE BILL'S LEAD SPONSOR IS ATHE BILL'S LEAD SPONSOR IS ATHE BILL'S LEAD SPONSOR IS AWOMAN.... AND WAS SIGNED INTOWOMAN.... AND WAS SIGNED INTOWOMAN.... AND WAS SIGNED INTOLAW A FEW MINUTES AGO BYLAW A FEW MINUTES AGO BYALABAMA'S FEMALE GOVERNOR.ALABAMA'S FEMALE GOVERNOR.A CROWD CONVENES INA CROWD CONVENES INMONTGOMERY -- WAVING SIGNS --MONTGOMERY -- WAVING SIGNS --AND PROTESTING THE MOSTAND PROTESTING THE MOSTRESTRICTIVE ABORTION BILL IN THERESTRICTIVE ABORTION BILL IN THECOUNTRY.

"WHAT DO WE DO?"RESTRICTIVE ABORTION BILL IN THECOUNTRY.

"WHAT DO WE DO?""STAND UP FIGHT BACK" THECOUNTRY.

"WHAT DO WE DO?""STAND UP FIGHT BACK" THE"STAND UP FIGHT BACK" THE"STAND UP FIGHT BACK" THEPASSION ECHOED IN THEPASSION ECHOED IN THEPASSION ECHOED IN THESENATE CHAMBERS LATE TUESDAYSENATE CHAMBERS LATE TUESDAYSENATE CHAMBERS LATE TUESDAYNIGHT.

BOBBY SINGLETON / -D-SENATE CHAMBERS LATE TUESDAYNIGHT.

BOBBY SINGLETON / -D-ALABAMA STATE SENATE: "YOU JUSTNIGHT.

BOBBY SINGLETON / -D-ALABAMA STATE SENATE: "YOU JUSTNIGHT.

BOBBY SINGLETON / -D-ALABAMA STATE SENATE: "YOU JUSTABORTED THE STATE OF ALABAMA.ALABAMA STATE SENATE: "YOU JUSTABORTED THE STATE OF ALABAMA.ALABAMA STATE SENATE: "YOU JUSTABORTED THE STATE OF ALABAMA.YOU JUST RAPED ALABAMA WITH THISABORTED THE STATE OF ALABAMA.YOU JUST RAPED ALABAMA WITH THISYOU JUST RAPED ALABAMA WITH THISYOU JUST RAPED ALABAMA WITH THISBILL." THE BILL BANS ABORTIONBILL." THE BILL BANS ABORTIONBILL." THE BILL BANS ABORTIONATATEVERY STAGE OF PREGNANCY.

THEEVERY STAGE OF PREGNANCY.

THEPRO-ABORTION RIGHTS SIDE SAYINGPRO-ABORTION RIGHTS SIDE SAYINGTHE BILL TAKES AWAY A WOMAN'STHE BILL TAKES AWAY A WOMAN'SRIGHT TO CHOOSE.RIGHT TO CHOOSE.THE BILL'S SUPPORTERS SAYING --THE BILL'S SUPPORTERS SAYING --CLYDE CHAMBLISS /-R- ALABAMATHE BILL'S SUPPORTERS SAYING --CLYDE CHAMBLISS /-R- ALABAMASTATE SENATE: "WE MUST DOCLYDE CHAMBLISS /-R- ALABAMASTATE SENATE: "WE MUST DOCLYDE CHAMBLISS /-R- ALABAMASTATE SENATE: "WE MUST DOEVERYTHING THAT WE CAN TOSTATE SENATE: "WE MUST DOEVERYTHING THAT WE CAN TOSTATE SENATE: "WE MUST DOEVERYTHING THAT WE CAN TOPROTECT LIFE." THE BILL'SEVERYTHING THAT WE CAN TOPROTECT LIFE." THE BILL'SPROTECT LIFE." THE BILL'SPROTECT LIFE." THE BILL'SSPONSOR -- TERRI COLLINS OFSPONSOR -- TERRI COLLINS OFSPONSOR -- TERRI COLLINS OFDECATUR -- INTENDS THE LAW TO BEDECATUR -- INTENDS THE LAW TO BEDECATUR -- INTENDS THE LAW TO BEA DIRECT CHALLENGE TO ROE V.DECATUR -- INTENDS THE LAW TO BEA DIRECT CHALLENGE TO ROE V.WADE -- INTENDING THEA DIRECT CHALLENGE TO ROE V.WADE -- INTENDING THEWADE -- INTENDING THEFORTHCOMING LEGAL BATTLE TOGO ALL THE WAY TO THE SUPREMEGO ALL THE WAY TO THE SUPREMECOURT.

MEANWHILE -- CRITICS SAYCOURT.

MEANWHILE -- CRITICS SAYCOURT.

MEANWHILE -- CRITICS SAYTHE BILL ISN'T ABOUT PROTECTINGTHE BILL ISN'T ABOUT PROTECTINGTHE BILL ISN'T ABOUT PROTECTINGLIFE... BUT RATHER STRIPPINGLIFE... BUT RATHER STRIPPINGLIFE... BUT RATHER STRIPPINGAWAY RIGHTS FROM WOMEN.

JENNAAWAY RIGHTS FROM WOMEN.

JENNAAWAY RIGHTS FROM WOMEN.

JENNAKING SHEPHERD "THE THING THAT'SKING SHEPHERD "THE THING THAT'SKING SHEPHERD "THE THING THAT'SSO UNCONSCIONABLE ABOUT THISKING SHEPHERD "THE THING THAT'SSO UNCONSCIONABLE ABOUT THISBILL IS THAT A WOMAN'S RAPISTSO UNCONSCIONABLE ABOUT THISBILL IS THAT A WOMAN'S RAPISTSO UNCONSCIONABLE ABOUT THISBILL IS THAT A WOMAN'S RAPISTWILL SPEND LESS TIME IN PRISONBILL IS THAT A WOMAN'S RAPISTWILL SPEND LESS TIME IN PRISONWILL SPEND LESS TIME IN PRISONWILL SPEND LESS TIME IN PRISONTHAN A DOCTORTHAN A DOCTORTHAN A DOCTORWHO PERFORM'S HER ABORTION.

ANDWHO PERFORM'S HER ABORTION.

ANDWHO PERFORM'S HER ABORTION.

ANDTHAT JUSTTHAT JUSTSHOWS HOW BACKWARDS THESHOWS HOW BACKWARDS THEPRIORITIES ARE OFPRIORITIES ARE OFALABAMA POLITICANS." JENNA KINGALABAMA POLITICANS." JENNA KINGSHEPHERD -- A PRO CHOICEALABAMA POLITICANS." JENNA KINGSHEPHERD -- A PRO CHOICEACTIVIST FROM GUNTERSVILLE --SHEPHERD -- A PRO CHOICEACTIVIST FROM GUNTERSVILLE --SHEPHERD -- A PRO CHOICEACTIVIST FROM GUNTERSVILLE --SAYS THIS BILL IS ONLY GOING TOACTIVIST FROM GUNTERSVILLE --SAYS THIS BILL IS ONLY GOING TOSAYS THIS BILL IS ONLY GOING TOSAYS THIS BILL IS ONLY GOING TOTAKE MONEY OUT OF THE STATESTAKE MONEY OUT OF THE STATESTAKE MONEY OUT OF THE STATESPOCKETBOOK.

JENNA KING SHEPHERDTAKE MONEY OUT OF THE STATESPOCKETBOOK.

JENNA KING SHEPHERD"THIS ISN'T GOING TO BE THE ONEPOCKETBOOK.

JENNA KING SHEPHERD"THIS ISN'T GOING TO BE THE ONEPOCKETBOOK.

JENNA KING SHEPHERD"THIS ISN'T GOING TO BE THE ONETHAT WINS THE RACE TO THE"THIS ISN'T GOING TO BE THE ONETHAT WINS THE RACE TO THE"THIS ISN'T GOING TO BE THE ONETHAT WINS THE RACE TO THESUPREME COURT TO OVERTAKE ROETHAT WINS THE RACE TO THESUPREME COURT TO OVERTAKE ROESUPREME COURT TO OVERTAKE ROEVS WADE.

THERE ARE OVER A DOZENVS WADE.

THERE ARE OVER A DOZENBILLS BEFORE THIS THAT OTHERBILLS BEFORE THIS THAT OTHERSTATES HAVE PROPOSED.

ALL THISSTATES HAVE PROPOSED.

ALL THISBILL IS GOING TO DO IS COST THESTATES HAVE PROPOSED.

ALL THISBILL IS GOING TO DO IS COST THESTATE OFBILL IS GOING TO DO IS COST THESTATE OFSTATE OFALABAMA HUNDREDS OFTHOUSANDS.... IF NOTTHOUSANDS.... IF NOTMILLIONS OF DOLLARS INMILLIONS OF DOLLARS INMILLIONS OF DOLLARS INLITIGATION FEES... THATLITIGATION FEES... THATWE JUST CAN'T AFFORD TO PAY."USUALLY WHEN SIGNED -- LAWS INUSUALLY WHEN SIGNED -- LAWS INALABAMA GO INTO EFFECT BY THEALABAMA GO INTO EFFECT BY THEALABAMA GO INTO EFFECT BY THEEND OF THE YEAR.

BUT THE FUTUREEND OF THE YEAR.

BUT THE FUTUREEND OF THE YEAR.

BUT THE FUTUREOF THIS ABORTION BAN IS MUCHEND OF THE YEAR.

BUT THE FUTUREOF THIS ABORTION BAN IS MUCHMORE UNCERTAIN... AS INTERSTSOF THIS ABORTION BAN IS MUCHMORE UNCERTAIN... AS INTERSTSOF THIS ABORTION BAN IS MUCHMORE UNCERTAIN... AS INTERSTSGROUPSMORE UNCERTAIN... AS INTERSTSGROUPSGROUPSHAVE VOWED TO SUE TO BLOCK IT.HAVE VOWED TO SUE TO BLOCK IT.AND FEDERAL LAW STILL ALLOWSAND FEDERAL LAW STILL ALLOWSABORTIONS UNDER ROE VERSUSABORTIONS UNDER ROE VERSUSWADE.... THE DECISION THISWADE.... THE DECISION THISWADE.... THE DECISION THISSUPPORTERS HOPE TO CHALLENGE.SUPPORTERS HOPE TO CHALLENGE.WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO KEEPWE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO KEEPYOU UPDATED ON THE PROCESS OFWE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO KEEPYOU UPDATED ON THE PROCESS OFCOURSE -- ON AIR AND ON WHNT DOTYOU UPDATED ON THE PROCESS OFCOURSE -- ON AIR AND ON WHNT DOTCOURSE -- ON AIR AND ON WHNT DOTCOURSE -- ON AIR AND ON WHNT DOTCOM.

IN THE NEWSROOM,COM.

IN THE NEWSROOM,COM.

IN THE NEWSROOM,CHELSEA BRENTZEL, WHNT NEWS 19.CHELSEA BRENTZEL, WHNT NEWS 19.

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