Alabama state Senate passes near total abortion ban in direct challenge to Roe v. Wade

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Alabama state Senate passes near total abortion ban in direct challenge to Roe v. Wade
The bill's sponsor in the Alabama House says it's specifically designed to get the Supreme Court to "revisit their decision on Roe v. Wade."
By Doha Madani, Elisha Fieldstadt and Annie Rose Ramos

"MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama state Senate on Tuesday approved a bill essentially banning abortion in the state, a move specifically aimed at challenging more than 40 years of federal abortion protection under Roe v. Wade. The bill would make it a felony for a doctor to perform or attempt an abortion during any stage of pregnancy."
"Singleton put up an amendment to make exceptions in the case of rape and incest again on Tuesday night. Four Republicans joined the seven Democrats present to vote for the exceptions, but the measure failed in a roll call vote. Singleton then accused proponents of the legislation of having "raped the state of Alabama with this bill."
"With the new conservative majority on the Supreme Court, lawmakers across the country are pushing for tougher abortion laws to challenge the high court's 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling."









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How do you and in particular women feel about this move in Alabama? Do you think that women's right to choose should be done away with altogether as Republicans are so adamant in doing? As many of you know I am not pro-abortion however, you must remember that Republicans now have the power to do away with long-standing law such as Roe v. Wade due to your voting for them and not supporting the Democratic candidate in the 2016 election. Remember, there are dire consequences in voting or not. So in the end, you have no one else to blame but yourself about the happening in Alabama and before long at the SCOTUS. As it stands it's not a matter of "if" it will happen but when it will happen.
 
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I think it does send a message that killing a baby is reprehensible. I do think deciding on abortion should be a state's right, but SCOTUS will rule against them.
I agree that it should be a state right and I don't disagree with a state doing their thing.

I do however think there should be medical allowances for abortion as it's not all as classy as ripskater put it.
 
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