USPat Robertson: Alabama 'has gone too far' with 'extreme' abortion law
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.
Televangelist Pat Robertson, who is opposed to abortion, criticized anTuesday as "extreme."
"I think Alabama has gone too far," he said during a Wednesday appearance on "", referencing the bill's 99-year maximum sentence for doctors who perform abortions and the fact that it does not provide exceptions for rape or incest cases.
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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.
He added that he does not think the bill would be upheld by the Supreme Court.
"It's an extreme law and they want to challenge Roe vs. Wade but my humble view is that this is not the case we want to bring to the Supreme Court because I think this one will lose," he said.
"The Alabama case, God bless them, they're trying to do something, but I don't think that's the case that I'd want to bring to the Supreme Court," he later reiterated.
Alabama's state Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would ban almost all abortions, sending the bill to the governor's desk. Gov. Kay Ivey's (R) has not said whether she would sign the bill into law.
If it is passed, the legislation would prohibit abortion in all cases, including rape and incest, except for when the mother's life was in danger. People who perform abortions would face between 10 and 99 year sentences, but the person receiving the abortion would not be punished.
Lawmakersafter a shouting match erupted when lawmakers decided not to include an exception for rape and incest cases.
Georgia District Attorneys Vow Not To Enforce 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill.
District attorneys for five of Georgia’s most populous counties vowed not to prosecute people who get abortions under the extreme anti-abortion “heartbeat” bill signed into law by Gov. Brian Kemp (R) earlier this month. “As a matter of law (as opposed to politics), this office will not be prosecuting any women under the new law as long as I’m district attorney,” Gwinnett County DA Danny Porter wrote in a statement to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The extreme legislation bans abortion after six weeks, the time period in which doctors can detect a fetal heartbeat. Many people, however, aren’t even aware that they are pregnant at that point.
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