The Alabama Senate on Tuesday passed the Alabama Human Life Protection Act 25-6. The House of Representatives previously passed the bill 74-3. And on Wednesday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) signed the bill into law, which will go into effect in six months.
The bill bans almost all abortions, with the exception being the mother's health is put at risk. There were no exemptions carved out for cases of rape and incest.
The goal of the bill was for it to be so stringent that it would be challenged and eventually make its way to the Supreme Court. The goal of the entire ordeal is to hopefully have Roe v. Wade overturned.
Planned Parenthood made it known that they would definitely challenge the law.
You're right this bill is "unenforceable," @GovernorKayIvey. We're going to fight like hell to make sure that this ban NEVER goes into effect — in the courts, in the streets, and at the ballot box.— Planned Parenthood Action (@PPact) May 15, 2019
Count on it. #AlabamaAbortionBan #AbortionRights https://t.co/6i8pHK5hYt
But leftist celebrities were quick to pounce and run with the same old talking points.
"My body, my choice" seems to be their biggest mantra though.
Misogyny is returning America to the dark ages. #AlabamaAbortionBan— Voyage Around My Dad, Harry Leslie Smith (@Harryslaststand) May 15, 2019
What a horrible regression that will endanger so many women at the hands of primarily men who will never experience the effects. This won’t last, we won’t stand by and let our freedom of choice be taken away. It isn’t their’s to take.#MyBodyMyChoicePeriod #AlabamaAbortionBan pic.twitter.com/izUqmlRFyD— Chrissy Costanza (@ChrissyCostanza) May 15, 2019
Hey Alabama & Georgia: where’s the law that says the man who impregnated the woman has to get a forced vasectomy? As long as you are policing people’s bodies, might as well make it fair, right? Equal culpability, right? #MyBodyMyChoice #AlabamaAbortionBan— Rachael MacFarlane (@GirlMacFarlane) May 15, 2019
A fetus is not a baby. An egg is not a chicken. A seed is not a flower. My body is not your body. If you see babies being murdered, please call 911 immediately.— Randi Mayem Singer (@rmayemsinger) May 15, 2019
And Democratic politicians were eager to say it's about "men controlling women" and turning back our "civil rights." Some even called for donating to pro-abortion groups.
Twenty-five men in the Alabama Senate passed this ban. Women across the country are watching and we will fight back. https://t.co/3XxEzq7bWB— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) May 15, 2019
Restricting access to safe, legal abortion puts women’s lives at risk. We need your voice now, more than ever, in this fight. Join me in splitting a donation to @yellowfund, @ClinicVest, @abortionfunds, and @ARC_Southeast now: https://t.co/jESkDv4whb— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) May 15, 2019
The Supreme Court said in #RoeVWade that every American woman's right to privacy—their right to choose—is "fundamental." It is a civil right.— Rep. Val Demings (@RepValDemings) May 15, 2019
Taking away that freedom—as the #AlabamaAbortionBan does—is not only illegal, it is an attempt to drag us backwards. #WeWontGoBack
The extreme #AlabamaAbortionBan would throw doctors in jail for up to 99 years simply for providing medical care. That’s horrific and it puts politics ahead of women's health. A woman’s medical decisions should be between her and her physician, NOT dictated by politicians.— Tammy Duckworth (@SenDuckworth) May 15, 2019
The #AlabamaAbortionBan would also endanger women’s lives and re-victimize survivors of sexual violence. Politicians in Washington and the #AlabamaSenate do NOT know better than women and their doctors. We must oppose these coordinated assaults on women’s freedoms + healthcare.— Tammy Duckworth (@SenDuckworth) May 15, 2019
At what point does the issue of abortion and killing babies become less about "choice" and more about morality.
Think about this.
If a drunk driver kills a pregnant woman, what is the driver charged with? TWO counts of murder, manslaughter, etc. Not one. TWO.
Why is it okay to consider a baby in those circumstances but not when it comes to aborting them?
At what point do Americans decide we have to protect our most precious gift: America's future?