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USAlabama governor doesn't anticipate tourism backlash over abortion law

01:50  21 may  2019
01:50  21 may  2019 Source:   thehill.com

Stricter abortion bans are conservative-led states' gambit to overturn Roe vs. Wade

Stricter abortion bans are conservative-led states' gambit to overturn Roe vs. Wade ATLANTA - When Republican lawmakers in Alabama weighed a stringent new bill that would outlaw almost all abortions, they did not pretend that it complied with federal law or that it would go into effect anytime soon. "Yes, it's unconstitutional," state House Rep. Terri Collins, the bill's sponsor, said last week at a hearing. "All our pro-life bills are unconstitutional right now. 

Alabama ’s governor on Monday said she doesn ’ t expect any tourism fallout from the state’s new anti- abortion law . The AP asked Ivey about potential backlash after a press conference about the state’s tourism industry. The law has prompted some calls on social media for a boycott of the state.

Said Ivey: “ Alabama has a lot of different variety of things to visit and enjoy and our visitors will continue to come.” “Taegan Goddard has a knack for digging out political gems that too often get passed over by the It’s an eagerly anticipated part of my news reading.” — Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist.

Alabama governor doesn't anticipate tourism backlash over abortion law© Facebook: Kay Ivey Alabama governor doesn't anticipate tourism backlash over abortion law

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 visit and enjoy and our visitors will continue to come," Ivey said.

The AP asked Ivey about potential backlash after a press conference about the state's tourism industry.

How does Alabama's near-total abortion ban bill compare to Georgia's 'fetal heartbeat' law?

How does Alabama's near-total abortion ban bill compare to Georgia's 'fetal heartbeat' law? Georgia passed one of the most restrictive abortion bills in the US. How does Alabama's abortion bill legislators are currently weighing stack up?

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 governor Kay Ivey has signed the US’ strictest abortion law into effect, criminalizing the procedure even in cases of rape or incest and slapping abortion providers with a possible life sentence. Today, I signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act.

The law has prompted some calls on social media for a boycott of the state. In Georgia, a controversial "heartbeat" abortion bill led to a push for a boycott by Hollywood celebrities.

Ivey last week signed into law the most restrictive anti-abortion legislation in the country. It makes all abortions a felony, except when the mother's life is at risk. The statute does not make exceptions for cases of rape and incest.

The law is slated to take effect in six months and is expected to face multiple legal challenges before then. Ivey has said she signed the law knowing it would be unenforceable.

State lawmakers have acknowledged that the measure is designed to challenge the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling that extended abortion rights nationwide.

Republicans, including President Trump, have recently said that while they oppose abortion, they think the Alabama law goes too far because it does not provide exceptions for rape and incest.

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All the states taking up new abortion laws in 2019.
In 2019, states are taking action to restrict or expand access to abortion amid a national debate over Roe v. Wade.Multiple states such as Kentucky and Georgia have passed bills that ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, around six weeks of pregnancy, while Alabama recently passed the strictest abortion law in the country, banning the procedure with few exceptions.Several other states are considering "trigger" laws that go into effect to ban abortion should Roe v. Wade be overturned, while other states like New York have passed bills that enshrine abortion rights.

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