Alabama’s new abortion bill too extreme, says televangelist Pat RobertsonPosted by Josh Taylor / May 16, 2019
Alabama has passed the strictest abortion law in the country, which all but bans abortion unless the mother’s health is in danger. There are no exceptions for rape or incest. Anyone involved in an abortion procedure will be guilty of a felony, and doctors will face up to 99 years in prison if they perform an abortion.
The bill is so strict that even Pat Robertson, the famously conservative televangelist, said it was “extreme” and went “too far.”
The bill will likely not maintain law for long. The ACLU and Planned Parenthood just sued Ohio for a slightly less strict bill, so Alabama will likely face even more challenges.
Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp recently signed into a law a bill that prohibits abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, effectively banning abortions after six weeks of pregnancy except in the case of rape, incest, or when the mother’s life is in danger. Alyssa Milano, June Diane Raphael and George Takei all protested the bill before it was signed, and now that it has been signed the Killer Films CEO tweeted, that the company will “no longer consider Georgia as a viable shooting location until this ridiculous law is overturned.”
Last month, the governor of Ohio signed into law one of the nation’s most respective abortion laws––a similar heartbeat bill as that passed in Georgia, but there are noexceptions. An 11-year-old girl was recently impregnated by a 26-year-old man––when the bill is eventually solidified in state law, abortion will no longer be an option for cases like that.