(Worthy News) - Alabama lawmakers sent a bill to Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday that would put doctors in prison for 10 to 99 years if they provide abortions.
The measure would be the strictest abortion ban in the U.S. Lawmakers rejected an amendment 21-11 that would have created exemptions for rape or incest — provisions typically included in anti-abortion legislation. The bill, called the Human Life Protection Act, includes an exemption if a woman were to seek an abortion because her pregnancy threatens her health, and it wouldn't punish women for having an abortion.
If Ivey, a Republican, signs the bill into law, then it's likely to be immediately stopped by a federal judge because it violates Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion across the U.S. Still, it is one of several measures that red states are passing to try to force the justices to take up the issue under the court's more conservative makeup. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More...) ]