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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

Alabama's proposed abortion ban approved by committee

Alabama's proposed abortion ban approved by committee An Alabama legislative committee has advanced a near total ban on abortion, but added an exception for rape and incest. 

It ' s because they're babies. Today is a sad day in the United States Senate ." “ Senators who could not bring themselves to vote to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act should reconsider whether or not they have what it takes to serve," March for Life President Jeanne Mancini

Alabama lawmakers are headed toward a vote on a proposal to outlaw most abortions that has splintered Republicans over its lack of an exception She said the bills in Alabama and neighboring states are frightening. " It ' s horrifying my kids wouldn't have the right or the ability to make choices for

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."

Alabama Senate to vote on bill banning abortion

Alabama Senate to vote on bill banning abortion Alabama Senate to vote on bill banning abortion

(AP) — Alabama lawmakers were debating a proposal to outlaw almost all abortions in the state Tuesday ahead of a vote on the hardline measure that has splintered The bill before the GOP-dominated Alabama Senate would make performing an abortion at any stage of pregnancy a felony.

The Alabama Senate on Tuesday approved the nation’ s toughest anti- abortion ban, hoping the “Politicians in Alabama just passed the most extreme and dangerous policy since Roe vs. Wade Democrats attempted to add a provision that expands the state’ s Medicaid program, and make it a

"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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Maryland official urges divesting from Alabama over abortion.
Maryland's comptroller says he's urging the state's pension system to divest itself from Alabama-based companies due to the state's strictest-in-the-nation abortion ban. In a Facebook post Thursday, Comptroller Peter Franchot said the law was "a malicious assault on the rights and protections of women everywhere." Franchot, a Democrat elected in a statewide vote, is the vice chairman of Maryland's State Retirement and Pension System. He says he's asking the system to undertake a review of all relationships the system has with businesses in Alabama.

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