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PoliticsDem Senate leader on abortion vote: 'It's a sad day in Alabama'

17:35  15 may  2019
17:35  15 may  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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A Democratic Alabama lawmaker called it a sad day for the state after the state Senate approved legislation outlawing abortion , including in cases of The bill would impose penalties on doctors who perform abortion , including a sentence of up to 99 years in prison. It would ban abortion in all cases

The 2014 United States Senate election in Alabama took place on November 4, 2014, to elect a member of the United States Senate for Alabama . Incumbent Republican Senator Jeff Sessions, who served in the position since 1997, ran for re-election to a fourth term in office.

Dem Senate leader on abortion vote: 'It's a sad day in Alabama'© Chris Aluka Berry State Senator Bobby Singleton speaks during a vote on the anti-abortion bill in Montgomery, Alabama, on May 14, 2019.

A Democratic Alabama lawmaker called it a sad day for the state after the state Senate approved legislation outlawing abortion, including in cases of rape and incest.

"It's a sad day in Alabama; I feel like crying," state Senate Minority Leader Bobby Singleton (D) said Tuesday.

"But I'm going to hold back my tears, because what you just said to my little girl is that it's OK for a man to rape you, and you've got to have his baby if you get pregnant. You just said to my little girl ... you don't matter in the state of Alabama."

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When I walked onto the Alabama Senate floor on Tuesday, I felt like the weight of the world was on my shoulders. We were there to debate and vote on HB 314, a ban on abortions even in cases of rape and incest, and I was one of It will be a sad day in America, a sad day in the world, if that happens.

Only male Alabama senators voted Tuesday to pass the most restrictive abortion bill in the country, which criminalizes abortion The bill then went to the desk of the state' s female Republican governor, Kay Ivey, who signed it into law Wednesday. After hours of debate, the Republican-led Senate voted

"I've got to go home and tell her, 'the state of Alabama don't care nothing about you, baby,'" Singleton added.

The bill passed Tuesday in a 25-6 vote, which sends the measure to the desk of Gov. Kay Ivey (R), who has not yet indicated whether she will sign it.

The bill would impose penalties on doctors who perform abortions, including a sentence of up to 99 years in prison. It would ban abortion in all cases except where the procedure is necessary to save a mother's life.

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