The Alabama House of Representatives is standing up against the barbaric practice of abortion by passing a bill that would send abortionists to prison for life.
The bill, which passed the House Tuesday, would make it a Class A felony, punishable by life or 10 to 99 years in prison, for doctors to perform an abortion, according to the Montgomery Advertiser.
Mothers would not be punished for seeking an abortion.
Of course, the bill still needs to pass in the Senate and receive the signature of Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, a Republican, before it can become law. But this is a huge first step.
It would also face a court fight, of course. But according to the Advertiser, the bill’s sponsor, Republican state Rep. Terri Collins, said the measure is intended to force a direct judicial challenge to the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling from 1973, which legalized abortion.
“The heart of this bill is to confront a decision that was made by the courts in 1973 that said the baby in the womb is not a person,” Collins said, according to the Advertiser.
“This bill addresses that one issue. Is that baby in the womb a person? I believe our law says it is. I believe our people say it is. And I believe technology shows it is.”
The bill provides exceptions, according to the Advertiser, “if the life of the mother was threatened, or if a mental illness meant giving birth would lead to the woman’s death or that of her child. The bill would also provide an exception for a ‘lethal anomaly,’ where the child would die shortly after birth or be stillborn.”
Naturally, the bill drew criticism from Democrats, who utilized the left’s typical talking points on abortion.
“Nobody knows what a woman goes through,” Democratic Rep. Louise Alexander said, according to the Advertiser. “You don’t know why I may want to have an abortion. It could be because of my health. It could be many reasons.”
After two hours of debate, Democrats walked off the floor before the vote on Tuesday, making the final tally 73-4, according to Fox News.
And while Democrats were disgruntled, the vote resulted in enthusiastic applause from Republican lawmakers.
Applause in Alabama House after abortion bill passes 73-4. Most Democrats walked off the floor before the vote. Bill advances to the Senate. Makes abortion providers felons. Doctors convicted would face 10 plus years in prison for performing abortions. @WVTM13 pic.twitter.com/KmeQX3dyGO
— Jeff Eliasoph (@JeffWVTM13) May 1, 2019
The bill isn’t law yet, but it’s a huge step for the pro-life movement, especially as far-left states like New York move in a radical direction.
Of course, we’re a long way from the point where abortionists nationally are treated the way Kermit Gosnell was. Gosnell was found guilty in 2013 of first-degree murder for killing three babies in his West Philadelphia abortion clinic after they had survived his attempts at aborting them. He was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.
Gosnell’s story was told in several places including the 2018 movie “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer,” and the documentary “3801 Lancaster: An American Tragedy.”
Scenes from “3801 Lancaster” are below.
Some states, tragically, are actually expanding — or considering expanding — abortion’s reach.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam infamously considered post-birth abortion earlier this year as Virginia Democrats planned to pass a bill legalizing late-term abortion after New York lawmakers passed a similar bill legalizing late-term abortions.
The liberal Supreme Court majority of 1973 might have thought it was settling the abortion debate forever, but the pro-life movement is never going away.
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