After Alabama Governor Kay Ivey quietly signed one of the nation’s most restrictive abortion laws on Wednesday night, democrats came unglued. One actually claimed that the passage of the bill was the same as raping women.
This is how unrealistic and murderous the liberal party has become. They are furious that the new law, which won’t have any impact for another six months, doesn’t make exceptions for rape or incest. They argue that a child should be murdered so the victim doesn’t have to live with ‘looking at the rapist for the rest of their life.’
Many people ask have these democrats ever heard of adoption? Are they aware of the hundreds of thousands of loving parents who would gladly raise a child?
Apparently not. Passing a law that protects the unborn is akin to rape?
The Montgomery Advisor reported:
The governor had been quiet about her intentions after the Alabama Senate gave final legislative approval to the bill on Tuesday night. She signed the bill in private on Wednesday, announcing her move in a statement issued later.
The ban would not go into effect until November, and is almost certain to face a lawsuits.
“To the bill’s many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a sacred gift from God,” Ivey said in a statement issued on Wednesday afternoon.
But in a nod to the likely legal challenges it will face, Ivey’s statement also said that Alabama’s pre-1973 ban on abortion is unenforceable due to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, which struck down state bans on abortion in the first trimester of pregnancy.
“No matter one’s personal view on abortion, we can all recognize that, at least for the short term, this bill may similarly be unenforceable,” the statement said. “As citizens of this great country, we must always respect the authority of the U.S. Supreme Court even when we disagree with their decisions.”
Abortion rights supporters have vowed to fight the measure, which bans abortion in nearly all cases except where a woman’s health is in danger.
“We haven’t lost a case in Alabama yet and we don’t plan to start now,” Staci Fox, the President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Southeast, said in a statement Wednesday evening. “We will see Governor Ivey in court.”
Randall Marshall, executive director of the ACLU of Alabama, said his group would fight the ban.
“By signing this bill, the governor and her colleagues in the state legislature have decided to waste millions in Alabama taxpayer dollars in order to defend a bill that is simply a political effort to overturn 46 years of precedent that has followed the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision,” the statement said.
The ban, sponsored by Rep. Terri Collins, R-Decatur, makes it a Class A felony — punishable by life or 10 to 99 years in prison — to perform an abortion in the state of Alabama.
Attempting an abortion would be a Class C felony, with a prison sentence of 1 to 10 years.
The only exceptions to the ban would be a threat to the life of the mother; a mental illness where a birth might lead to a woman’s death or the death of her child, or in the case of fetal anomalies where a child might be stillborn or die after birth.
Collins’ bill provides no exceptions for rape or incest. Republicans in both chambers of the Alabama Legislature rejected attempts to add exceptions for sexual assault victims in debates over the measure. All but four of 25 Republicans rejected an amendment Wednesday that would place a rape and incest exception in the bill. On April 30, 74 House Republicans voted to reject a rape and incest exception.
“If you are going to allow a baby to be raped, or a father, or an uncle, or a cousin to have babies by their own family, you couldn’t have been thinking this through,” Senate Minority Leader Bobby Singleton, D-Greensboro, said during the Senate debate on Tuesday.
Singleton added on Wednesday night for CNN viewers:
“Oh, I think this is a horrible bill still. I think we raped women last night. We made women of Alabama the model of the new Roe v. Wade. I think that this is just a horrible bill. And hopefully that if it gets to that level, to the Supreme Court, the Supreme Court would not select this as a test case.”
“I hate to think the fact that if someone would rape my daughter at 12 years old — because in the state of Alabama we had a test case where a 12-year-old was raped by her uncle — If I had to have that, that is just sad to tell my daughter that she had to carry that baby for nine months here in the state of Alabama and look that rapist in the face for the rest of her life. I just couldn’t take it as a father, so I had to speak up for women all over the country, for the women in the state of Alabama because this was just wrong.”
Really, he would make a 12-year-old victim raise the child? He wouldn’t consider adoption for his own daughter? Sick.
But, getting the argument to the Supreme Court is exactly what pro-life advocates want and what this new law is designed to do.
By revisiting the question of the right to life, regardless of how that life is conceived, life advocates hope to curtail the slaughter of the unborn in the United States, especially given that abortions are typically treated as ‘elective’ surgeries or a form of birth control.