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Alabama governor signs nation's most restrictive anti-abortion bill into law

Credit: FOX 47 News Michigan
Published on May 16, 2019 - Duration: 01:52s

Alabama governor signs nation's most restrictive anti-abortion bill into law

Alabama Gov.

Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed into law a controversial abortion bill that could punish doctors who perform abortions with life in prison.

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Alabama governor signs nation's most restrictive anti-abortion bill into law

THREATENING LIFE IN PRISON FORDOCTORS WHO PERFORM THEPROCEDURE.

FOX'S JONATHAN SERRIEEXPLAINS WHY THE BILL'SSUPPORTERS WANT IT TO BECHALLENGED IN COURT.FURIOUS OUTRAGE AFTER ALABAMAPASSES A LAWESSENTIALLY BANNING ABORTIONS --BY PENALIZING ANY DOCTORS WHOPERFORM THEM.THE MEASURE CLEARED THEREPUBLICAN STATE SENATE25 TO 6...MAKING IT A CLASS 'A' FELONY FORA DOCTOR TOPERFORM AN ABORTION AT ANY STAGEOF PREGNANCY....EVEN IF THE FETUS IS THE RESULTOF RAPE OR INCEST.THE ONLY EXCEPTION IS WHEN THEPREGNANCYPUTS THE MOTHER'S LIFE IS INDANGER.SPONSOR TERRI COLLINS IS OPENLYHOPING OPPONENTSWILL CHALLENGE THE LAW IN COURT-- WHICH COULD ULTIMATELY PUT ITIN THE HANDS OF THECONSERVATIVE SUPREME COURT, ANDLAUNCH A DEBATE OVER ABORTIONRIGHTS.COLLINS SAYS: "IT'S DESIGNED INEVERY WAY TO DO JUST THAT.THAT'SWHY WE WERE TRYING TO KEEP ITJUST AS IT WAS... WAS TO ADDRESSTHE ISSUE THAT ROE VERSUS WADEWAS DECIDED ON, WHICH WASWHETHER ABABY IN THE WOMB IS A PERSON."EVEN SOME DEMOCRATS AREWILLING TO ROLL THEDICE -- BELIEVING THE COURTSWILL STRIKE DOWN THIS MEASURE,WITHOUT TOUCHING ROE-V-WADE.SINGLETON SAYS: "I THINK THISBILL HAS TOO MANY FLAWS IN IT,ANDMAYBE IT'S THE BEST THING THATIT GOES UP THERE AND IT DOESN'TGET AFFIRMED."THE ISSUE IS SURE TO PERMEATETHE 2020ELECTION CYCLE.PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE KAMALAHARRIS IS CALLINGOUT REPUBLICANS FORINCONSISTENCY WHEN IT COMES TOWOMEN'S HEALTH.HARRIS SAYS: "...AND THIS IS THECONDITIONS, TO HAVE ACCESS TOISSUES LIKE PRENATAL CARE.

LIKE,THEY NEED TO CHECK THEIRHYPOCRISY."THAT WAS JONATHAN SERRIEREPORTING.GOVERNOR IVEY SIGNED THE MEASUREINTO LAW EARLIER THIS EVENING...SAYING THATIT STANDS AS A TESTAMENT TO HERRESIDENT'S BELIEF THAT EVERYLIFE IS SACRED

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