Tuesday evening saw a huge victory for the pro-life movement in the state of Alabama as the State Senate passed House Bill 314, the “Human Life Protection Act,” which puts a permanent ban on all abortions unless the mother’s life is in danger, with zero exceptions made for pregnancies caused by rape or incest.
This, folks, is what it looks like to win the war against the holocaust of abortion that has killed millions of innocent children across the country ever since Roe v. Wade.
If Republican governor Kay Ivey signs the bill, which passed in a vote of 25 to 6 and had already passed in the Alabama House, it will become law. Before the vote was taken, Alabama Sen. Clyde Chambliss opened the debate by saying, “When is a person a person? When does a life become a life? I believe that if we terminate the life of an unborn child, we are putting ourselves in God’s place.” Proponents of the bill hope to challenge Roe v. Wade with the bill.
The bill states that “a woman who receives an abortion will not be held criminally culpable or civilly liable for receiving the abortion.”take our poll - story continues below
The bill explains what it means for the mother’s life to be considered in danger:
In reasonable medical judgment, the child’s mother has a condition that so complicates her medical condition that it necessitates the termination of her pregnancy to avert her death or to avert serious risk of substantial physical impairment of a major bodily function. This term does not include a condition based on a claim that the woman is suffering from an emotional condition or a mental illness which will cause her to engage in conduct that intends to result in her death or the death of her unborn child.
However, the condition may exist if a second physician who is licensed in Alabama as a psychiatrist, with a minimum of three years of clinical experience, examines the woman and documents that the woman has a diagnosed serious mental illness and because of it, there is reasonable medical judgment that she will engage in conduct that could result in her death or the death of her unborn child.
Although the bill states that an “abortion performed in violation of this act is a Class A felony and an attempted abortion performed in violation of this act is a Class C felony,” it also states, “This act shall not apply to a physician licensed in Alabama performing a termination of a pregnancy or assisting in performing a termination of a pregnancy due to a medical emergency as defined by this act.”
Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth expressed his approval after the bill passed, tweeting, “With liberal states approving radical late-term and post-birth abortions, Roe must be challenged, and I am proud that Alabama is leading the way.”
Alexa Kolbi-Molinas, a senior staff attorney for the ACLU’s Reproductive Freedom Project has already threatened that if the governor signs the bill into law, they will take him to court.
That’s exactly what needs to happen. We need to keep taking measures like this across the country to force the hand of the federal government in the Supreme Court to revisit Roe v. Wade and hopefully overturn the decision making abortion illegal across the country.
If we want to win this war, this is exactly what we need to do to make it happen. Let’s hope other states follow suit.
Source: Daily Wire