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PoliticsRNC chair says she personally opposes Alabama abortion law

19:30  17 may  2019
19:30  17 may  2019 Source:   politico.com

As States Race to Limit Abortions, Alabama Goes Further, Seeking to Outlaw Most of Them

As States Race to Limit Abortions, Alabama Goes Further, Seeking to Outlaw Most of Them Amid a flurry of new limits on abortion being sought in states around the nation, Alabama is weighing a measure that would go further than all of them — outlawing most abortions almost entirely. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The effort in Alabama, where the State Senate could vote as soon as Thursday, is unfolding as Republicans, emboldened by President Trump and the shifting alignment of the Supreme Court, intensify a long-running campaign to curb abortion access.

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel on Friday said she personally opposes Alabama ’s new abortion law , which The Alabama measure makes an exception if a pregnancy poses a health risk to a mother. Under the law , doctors could face up to 99 years in prison

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel “ said that she personally opposes provisions in the new Alabama law that outlaws virtually all abortions , even in cases of rape and incest, but defended the range of views on abortion within her party,” the Washington Post reports.

RNC chair says she personally opposes Alabama abortion law© Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said she believes the Alabama abortion law should have exceptions for rape and incest.

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel on Friday said she personally opposes Alabama’s new abortion law, which would outlaw abortions at any point during pregnancy, even in cases of rape and incest.

“Personally, I would have the exceptions,” McDaniel said during an interview on CNN. “That's my personal belief. But we are a party that is a broad tent. If you agree with us 80 percent of the time, I want you to be a Republican. We don’t have a litmus test as to whether you can belong to our party.”

Alabama Lawmakers Vote to Effectively Ban Abortion in the State

Alabama Lawmakers Vote to Effectively Ban Abortion in the State The Alabama Senate approved a measure on Tuesday that would outlaw almost all abortions in the state, setting up a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade, the case that recognized a woman’s constitutional right to end a pregnancy. 

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel is the latest Republican to say that Alabama 's new abortion law — one of the strictest in the nation — goes too far. “ Personally , I would have the exceptions” for rape and incest, McDaniel said during an appearance on CNN.

CNN's Alisyn Camerota asks RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel how she feels about the recent abortion law that was passed in Alabama . #CNN #News.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed the nation’s most restrictive abortion measure, which passed easily through the state’s GOP-dominated legislature. The bill’s passage sets up a court fight Republicans hope will end with the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade — a goal McDaniel said she supported.

“Roe V. Wade just didn't go far enough in saying: Where did the states get the right to determine governance on this issue?” McDaniel said.

McDaniel’s reservations about the details of the law echoed House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who on Thursday said he thinks the Alabama law goes too far.

“I defend my pro-life position for my whole political career,” he told reporters during a news conference. “But in my whole political career, I also believed in rape, incest or life of the mother. There was exceptions.”

The Alabama measure does make an exception if a pregnancy poses a health risk to a mother. Under the law, doctors could face up to 99 years in prison for performing an abortion.

A number of other anti-abortion bills passed in red states have spurred concerns from abortion-rights advocates who worry that with the Supreme Court’s current makeup, justices may choose to topple Roe.

Neither McDaniel nor McCarthy indicated whether they want to see the Supreme Court strike down the Alabama law.

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