A law passed restricting abortion in the US state of Alabama provoked major controversies. The newly passed Alabama Abortion Law, which bans the abortions of all pregnancies including rape and incest cases will come into effect after a 6 month period. Doctors performing an abortion on pregnant women without serious health risks can face up to 99 years in prison.
What’s the true intent behind Alabama abortion bill?
The abortion ban signed by Alabama State Republic Gov. Kay Ivey is the most restrictive abortion law in the country. As a result, civil right groups and people across the country raised their voice enquiring reconsideration by the Supreme Court. According to the state Rep. Terry Collins, defying Roe v. Wade ruling is essential to protect the lives of the unborn. He further added that the unborn is a person who deserves protection and love.
Are democrats against Alabama abortion law?
The newly passed Alabama Abortion Bill has the potential of altering the dynamics of the election held in 2020. Democrats addressed their views against the bill with an effort to reverse political stances taken. Leaders of the Republicans are yet to answer questions posed by the Democrats with regards forced pregnancies.
The Alabama Abortion Law is unaddressed by president Donald Trump on Twitter and the White House is yet to comment on the bill.
Abortion rights groups ready to challenge against new abortion law?
Abortion rights groups are ready to take action against the unconstitutional Alabama Abortion Law and the “invasion of women’s privacy”. The president of the anti-abortion group based in Washington DC, Catherine Glenn Foster voiced that violence on abortion is not the answer to the violence of rape
The president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, Ilyse Hogue stated that women should not suffer punishment for making a critical decision about their own lives. The abortion rights groups will challenge the court on the unconstitutional law passed.
Abortion statistics of U.S.A since year 1995 to 2015
Abortions in USA shows a clear decline since 90th decade, 2015 is the most recent year for which CDC data is available. A total of 638,169 abortions were reported in year 2015 and it is a nearly 52% decrease from the total number of abortions took place nation-wide in year 1995. Check Below stats.
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Abortion statistics Alabama since 2006
2020 presidential campaign and abortion law
The drastic change in the Alabama Abortion Law will affect the distribution of votes in the upcoming 2020 election. Experts claim that the ban on abortion in the State of Alabama benefits the Democrats and is risky for Republicans. The vast support of women drove Democrats to take control of the US House of Representatives in 2018. Thus, the increased support of women has a higher chance of ousting Trump from office in 2020. Nonetheless, the Republicans can gain political favour by conservative Christians.