The law, which is about six months in, makes performing an abortion a criminal offence. Only if the health of the woman is at stake, an abortion is allowed. Doctors who are breaking this law risk a sentence of between 10 and 99 years.Read also American state of Alabama prohibits virtually all abortions
Governor Ivey, who is known as a fierce opponent of abortion, gave a detailed explanation with her signature under the law: “For the many supporters of this law, this is a powerful underlining of the deep faith of Alabama that every life is precious and a sacred gift of God”.
This allows the voice and value of women completely disregardedLinda Coleman-Madison, a democrat, in the senate of Alabama
The new law received in the past few days, however, also from all sides criticism. It took Linda Coleman-Madison, a democrat, in the senate of Alabama, an angry reaction: “This allows the voice and value of women completely out of consideration. We have once again women are silenced around a very personal issue.’ Television evangelist Pat Robertson had to know this law as ‘extremely’ and ‘too far’.