Alabama moves to ban abortion, including for rape and incest cases

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“You don’t care anything about babies having babies in this state, being raped and incest,” Democratic Senator Bobby Singleton said after the amendment’s defeat. “You just aborted the state of Alabama with your rhetoric with this bill.”

Singleton pointed out that those who perform abortions could get more prison time than a woman’s rapist.

Democratic state Senator Linda Coleman-Madison labeled Republicans hypocrites for demanding small government that does not interfere in private matters but “now you want in my womb; I want you out.”

Staci Fox, CEO and president of Planned Parenthood Southeast, said Republicans were endangering women’s health

“This is nothing but a political game and women are the pawns,” she said. “Let’s be honest, banning abortion does not stop abortion. It stops safe and legal abortion.”

Legislation in other states

The Alabama bill goes further than other legislation introduced by Republicans in 14 states seeking to restrict abortions.

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This year, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and Ohio have outlawed abortion once a heartbeat is detected. Abortion rights supporters call the “heartbeat” legislation a de facto ban on abortion because fetal cardiac activity can be detected as early as six weeks, before a woman may know she is pregnant.

cw/sms (AP, Reuters)

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