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USColorado Secretary of State calls for Alabama boycott in wake of abortion legislation

04:00  17 may  2019
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Georgia and Alabama are poised to enact two of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country, so opponents Abortion -rights activists are now mounting boycotts of both states , including an effort to withdraw "It is important to remember that similar legislation has been attempted in other states

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Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold is stepping into the abortion debate.

Griswold announced Thursday that she was banning department staff from taking work-related trips to the state of Alabama, where lawmakers just instituted America's most extensive abortion ban. She also called on the National Association of Election Officials, in Auburn, Ala., to relocate.

“Until the laws of Alabama allow for safe and legal access to health care for women, we call on the Election Center to move the location of its trainings from Alabama. I will not authorize the spending of state resources on travel to Alabama for this training or any other purpose. This is one action that I can take in response to this egregious law against women," Griswold said in a statement.

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The Alabama state legislature voted yesterday to criminalize abortion . It's the most restrictive such legislation in the country, and other U.S. states A red-haired young woman driving a grey car pulled up to the parking lot of the only abortion clinic in the state of Missouri — a Planned Parenthood office

The Alabama measure is just the latest state bill targeting abortion rights that advocates say is a direct challenge to the 1973 Roe decision that made Brian Kemp signed a so- called heartbeat bill into law that would ban abortions after the point at which a fetal heartbeat can be detected, before most

The Election Center often hosts training events, including one that's currently underway.

Colorado did not send any employees to the event. A spokesperson for Griswold said a regional training had already been scheduled next month in Denver. However, according to Griswold's statement, employees from the Colorado Department of State regularly travel to Auburn for training and certification.

“This restrictive law, which does not even allow exceptions for incest and rape, is appalling. We should not spend Colorado state resources in a state that restricts women’s basic rights to health care. I call on other state and local leaders in Colorado and across the country to join me in this boycott,” Griswold said.

Governor Jared Polis hasn't called for a similar travel ban, but he did condemn Alabama's legislation on his personal Twitter account.

Pat Robertson: Alabama 'has gone too far' with 'extreme' abortion law

Pat Robertson: Alabama 'has gone too far' with 'extreme' abortion law Televangelist Pat Robertson, who is opposed to abortion, criticized an anti-abortion bill passed by the Alabama legislature Tuesday as "extreme.""I think Alabama has gone too far," he said during a Wednesday appearance on "The 700 Club", 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. 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.

Abortion in the United States is legal, via the landmark case of Roe v. Wade. Specifically, abortion is legal in all U.S. states , and every state has at least one abortion clinic.

state does not protect the right to abortion or require the funding of abortion . Proposed by Act 2017-188. This description shall be followed by the following Under current law, the state constitution does not include any language that directly relates to the importance of unborn life or the rights of unborn

Alabama's Republican governor, Kay Ivey,  signed the Human Life Protection Act into law on Wednesday. The measure makes performing an abortion a felony punishable by up to 99 years in prison for the provider. There is no exception for cases involving rape and incest, but it does allow for abortions "to avoid a serious health risk to the unborn child's mother."

Women would not be prosecuted.

The law doesn't go into effect for six months.

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