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Alabama Senate To Vote On Strongest Abortion Laws In Country

The Alabama state Senate on Tuesday will vote on a bill that will outlaw almost all types of abortions, but will first debate whether to allow exceptions for women and children impregnated by rape and incest, according to Reuters.

The legislation would be the most strict anti-abortion bill in the United States, and is set for discussion in the Republican-controlled chamber at 4 p.m. CDT. The bill would be the latest in a series of pro-life measures rolled out in neighboring Georgia and Mississippi - in what pro-abortion advocates warned would be a large "abortion desert."

Legislation to restrict abortion rights has been introduced in 16 states this year, four of whose governors have signed bills banning abortion if a fetal heartbeat can be detected, according to the Guttmacher Institute, which advocates for abortion rights.

Opponents called that legislation a virtual ban because fetal heartbeats can be detected as early as six weeks, before a woman may be aware she is pregnant. -Reuters

Alabama's abortion bill goes the furthest - banning all abortions except to prevent serious health risk to the mother. Those who perform abortions would be subject to a Class A felony, punishable with 10-99 years in prison. Women who receive abortions, however, would not be held criminally liable.

An amendment was added by a Senate committee which would also create exceptions for victims of rape and incest, however the matter has stalled on the Senate floor, according to the report.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Anyone who has listened to my on air comments on WRH, understands that I am very much pro-life; but there are times, and these times should be accounted for, in a loving and humane society, when it is the only answer, sometimes due to insufficient fetal development.

I would like to hope that these Alabama legislators are working hand in glove with OB/GYN specialists who can give them reasonable, moral,and humane conditions under which this can happen.

Adoption is the other, and in my world, far more moral, answer to an unwanted pregnancy.

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