MONTGOMERY, AL – The Alabama state legislature this week passed a ‘life at conception’ bill that would prohibit abortion at any point in pregnancy, and in all cases, except for threats to the life of the mother. If signed by the governor, Alabama would become, by far, the most pro-life state in the nation. It would also invite lawsuits assuring a Supreme Court case that would revisit the merits of Roe v. Wade.
From Fox News:
“Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano referred to Alabama’s recent ruling on abortion as “the most extreme pro-life legislation in the country,” and argued that it was written with the intention of going to the Supreme Court.
During a Thursday morning appearance on “Fox & Friends,” Napolitano weighed in on the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, which outlaws abortion at all stages and does not allow an exception for instances of pregnancy by rape or incest.
The only exception made is in the case that giving birth will threaten the life of the mother.
The bill was seen as a direct challenge to the landmark decision of Roe v. Wade, which federally protects a woman’s right to choose whether or not to give birth. […]
“It’s written for that purpose,” Napolitano said. “There is a view that there is a pro-life majority in the Supreme Court and obviously a pro-life president. And if there is any time to dismantle Roe … the time is now,” he continued. […]”
Another look at Roe v. Wade is long overdue, especially now that we know so much more about human development in the womb and medical technology has advanced so far.
Overturning the Left’s favorite legal precedent would not outlaw abortion. Instead it would leave it up to each state to decide how to approach the abortion issue. Many states have enacted ‘Heartbeat Laws’ that prohibit abortions as soon as a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as 6-12 weeks of gestation. Others, as those who value life are painfully aware, have passed laws allowing for extreme late-term abortions and even infanticide.
A heartbeat bill has been introduced in North Carolina, but has not progressed, while the General Assembly is currently attempting to override Governor Roy Cooper’s veto of the ‘Born Alive Abortion Survivors Act’ that would require medical providers provide adequate and equal care to a child born alive despite an abortion attempt. A veto override has been achieved in the Senate, but has been repeatedly stalled in the House. It was removed from the House calendar Thursday, and placed on the calendar for May 20.
The Left is collectively losing their minds over the Alabama bill, using hyperbolic rhetoric to claim it is a threat against the lives of women. They always fail to reference the lives of women that are snuffed out via abortion before they ever have a chance to pursue happiness.
Alabama’s governor is expected to sign the bill, if for no other reason than that it passed with sufficient numbers in the legislature as to guarantee an override of a veto.