Alabama abortion ban 'has gone too far' with 'extreme' bill, evangelical leader Pat Robertson says

Pat Robertson has declared Alabama’s new abortion ban, which prevents the procedure outright in nearly all cases, “an extreme law”.” data-reactid=”5″>Evangelical leader Pat Robertson has declared Alabama’s new abortion ban, which prevents the procedure outright in nearly all cases, “an extreme law”.

signed into law by governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday afternoon, is now the strictest anti-abortion law in the country. ” data-reactid=”9″>Alabama’s new rule, which was signed into law by governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday afternoon, is now the strictest anti-abortion law in the country.

almost no exception, the law declares abortion a Class A felony, and attempted abortion a Class C felony.” data-reactid=”10″>With almost no exception, the law declares abortion a Class A felony, and attempted abortion a Class C felony.

six months, meaning that abortion remains legal in Alabama for now.” data-reactid=”11″>It will take effect in six months, meaning that abortion remains legal in Alabama for now.

have said it is a direct challenge of Roe v Wade, the Supreme Court ruling that protects American abortion rights, and the ACLU of Alabama has already vowed to challenge it. ” data-reactid=”12″>Its creators have said it is a direct challenge of Roe v Wade, the Supreme Court ruling that protects American abortion rights, and the ACLU of Alabama has already vowed to challenge it.

in a series of dedicated laws enacted by Republican legislatures attempting to reach the Supreme Court, including a bill in neighbouring Georgia that criminalizes abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. ” data-reactid=”13″>It’s the latest in a series of dedicated laws enacted by Republican legislatures attempting to reach the Supreme Court, including a bill in neighbouring Georgia that criminalizes abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.

Christian Broadcasting Network in the 1960s. ” data-reactid=”14″>Mr Robertson is considered a foundational member of the current Evangelical movement, which has been working against abortion rights for decades. A former Southern Baptist minister, he rose to fame after establishing the conservative Christian Broadcasting Network in the 1960s.

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