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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

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

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

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said that she personally opposes Alabama 's abortion law , but added that "if you 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.”

AL governor signs abortion ban into law but will likely face legal challenges

AL governor signs abortion ban into law but will likely face legal challenges The ban makes it a felony for doctors in the state to perform abortions in all cases, with the only exception being when the life of the mother is threatened. The law, which was passed by the state's Senate on Tuesday, does not include exceptions in cases of rape or incest. The original sponsor of the bill when it was in the state's House of Representatives previously said that supporters of the bill expect it to be challenged in the courts, but also hope that happens. Rep.

RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel says she personally opposes portions of Alabama 's abortion law . 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.

Alabama 's governor on Monday said she doesn't expect any tourism fallout from the state's new anti- abortion law .Gov. Kay Ivey (R) told The Associated Press she expects people will still want to visit the state, despite recent protests over the law ." Alabama has a lot of different variety of things to

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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Abortion rights supporters plan hundreds of #StopTheBans rallies across nation Tuesday.
Hundreds of rallies were set across the nation as supporters vented frustrations at actions by several states aimed at restricting access to abortions. The ACLU and NARAL Pro-Choice America were among sponsors of the national day of action featuring demonstrations in every state, most starting at noon local time. "We'll be joining marches from coast to coast in today's national day of action," the ACLU said in a statement. "Politicians, take notice: If you come for our reproductive freedom, you'll have to get through ALL of us.

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