With the stroke of a pen, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed the Human Life Protection Act into law, making it one of the strictest pieces of legislation in the country. A woman could be committing a felony if she goes through with abortion at any point during pregnancy; thus it is illegal, except those necessary to prevent a “serious health risk to the unborn child’s mother.”
“Today, I signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, a bill that was approved by overwhelming majorities in both chambers of the Legislature,” Ivey said Wednesday upon signing the bill. “To the bill’s many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a sacred gift from God.”
Today, I signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act. To the bill’s many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every life is precious & that every life is a sacred gift from God. https://t.co/DwKJyAjSs8 pic.twitter.com/PIUQip6nmw
— Governor Kay Ivey (@GovernorKayIvey) May 15, 2019
State Rep. Terri Collins, a co-sponsor of the bill said: “The heart of this bill is to confront a decision that was made by the courts in 1973 that said the baby in the womb is not a person. This bill addresses one issue. Is that baby in the womb a person? I believe our law says it is. I believe our people say it is. And I believe technology shows it is,” said Collins.
I am happy that Governor Ivey wants to protect the lives of the future citizens of America – this includes everybody, including liberals, conservatives, gays, straights, blacks, whites. There is no discrimination there. Protecting the lives of the future knows no boundaries, but this bill does go too far.
Although Roe v Wade was decided on the false pretense of “right to privacy” because there is no “right to privacy in the U.S. Constitution it is a non-sequitur; however, I do believe that women should have the right to choose.
I do think that women need to have that procedure done within the first three months of pregnancy because, after that, it becomes downright murder. There are many choices of “birth control” at a woman’s disposal, and abortion should not be used as a form of birth control. If women truly believe in taking control of their bodies then use “birth control,” but if a woman decides to make that excruciating decision to have an abortion, then she should be able to do it in the first three months.
Abortion has enough moral gray area to merit serious discussion. The problem is the far left and their anything-goes abortion on demand and the far-right and their no abortions whatsoever under any circumstances are using up all the oxygen on this matter with their bilateral hysteria.
Adults need to sit down and have a serious discussion about what is reasonable and what is moral and what is not.