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Abortion: Alabama Doctors 99 years in prison

In the U.S. state of Alabama could threaten Doctors who perform abortions, soon decades of imprisonment. The house of representatives of Alabama, brought a law, the prison sentences of between ten and 99 years.

on Tuesday adopted the amendment also allows for no exceptions in the case of rape or incest. Only if the life of a woman through a pregnancy seriously endangered or the Baby outside of the abdomen are not capable of surviving, should a physician make, therefore, still have abortions.

the aim of the proponents of the law is to bring the right to abortion in principle. The Supreme court explained in 1973 in a historic process of abortion was legal. The case as "Roe against Wade" is known.

Would be implemented the law in the deeply religious and conservative state of Alabama, would insert the supporters against any successful action for annulment before the Supreme court of appeal. "In this bill it is simply the case 'Roe against Wade,'" said its author, Republican representative Terri Collins, during a debate in the house of representatives.

Liberal judges in the minority

Liberal judges are appointed to the Supreme Court in the minority since US President Donald Trump, two Supreme judges, opponents of abortion are. Abortion opponents hope, therefore, that the court could revoke the right to abortion, if it deals again with the theme.

The bill must still be passed by the Republican-dominated Senate from Alabama and the Republican Governor Kay Ivey signed.

dozens of attempts by opponents of Abortion

at Least 28 US States, taken by activists, since the beginning of the year, more than 300 measures, the right to abortion, to limit.

Kentucky, and Mississippi, adopted restrictive abortion laws, prohibiting abortion from the first measurable heartbeat of the fetus. In Kentucky, the implementation of the law was stopped by a judge, in Mississippi, the regulation will apply, however, starting in July.

The abortion law has for decades been one of the most controversial political issues in the United States. Trump had won the election in 2016 also thanks to its strong support for the religious Right, for which the abolition of the abortion law is a core concern.


Created: 02.05.2019, 21:43 PM

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