CNN: Alabama Passes Abortion Bill, ‘Effectively Just Banned Abortion in the State’

‘It was a fiery four-hour debate on the Alabama Senate floor’


CAMEROTA: "We want to welcome our viewers in the United States and around the world. This is 'New Day.' It is Wednesday, May 15, 6:00 here in New York. We begin with the nation’s most restrictive abortion bill. It just passed in Alabama. The Alabama legislature effectively just banned abortion in the state, making nearly every abortion a felony punishable by up to 99 years or a life in prison for the doctor. Republican backers pushed the bill forward with one important goal: Overturn the landmark Supreme Court ruling on Roe V. Wade which legalized abortions nationwide in 1973 and gave women the constitutional right to end a pregnancy."
BERMAN: "That’s really the most important takeaway here. This law is designed to force a ruling in the Supreme Court. And with the new makeup of the court many analysts believe that Roe is in jeopardy. The Alabama bill even bans abortions in the case of rape or incest. The governor has six days to sign the bill into law. It is expected that she will. Our Victor Blackwell has all the details of this pivotal case. Victor?"
BLACKWELL: "John, it was a fiery four-hour debate on the Alabama Senate floor with one Democrat saying this bill was so extreme that maybe they should consider a castration bill next. But, in the end, this bill passed 26-5 overnight. The pro-life activists say they believe this could be their legitimate chance to challenge Roe V. Wade and eventually outlaw abortion nationwide."

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