By Steve Lefemine, Executive Director of Christians for Personhood:
AL House Passes Near Total 'Abortion' Ban Bill - HB314
'Alabama lawmakers look to overturn Roe with abortion ban'
A bill that would make it a crime for a doctor to perform an abortion, including cases of rape and incest, overwhelmingly passed in the Alabama House Tuesday, 74 - 3.
"The heart of this bill is to confront a decision that was made by the courts in 1973 that said the baby in a womb is not a person," (Rep Terri) Collins declared.
HB314 is stronger than the recent 'Heartbeat' bills, and bans nearly all surgical and RU486 "abortions" (child-murders), including banning rape and incest "abortions" (though does not ban early abortifacient chemical "abortions").
However, HB314 still allows killing the baby in the case of "lethal anomaly" and "serious health risk" to the mother. HB314 also never holds the woman accountable as an accessory in those circumstances where she is an accessory.
Bill Text: AL HB314
Although HB314 defines an UNBORN CHILD, CHILD or PERSON as a human being, HB314's "exceptions" render the bill flawed insofar as identifying the bill as a Personhood Bill. It is not a Personhood Bill. While HB314 is better than "Heartbeat" bills, HB314 fails to learn from criticisms of the US Supreme Court on aspects of the Texas law overturned in Roe v Wade in Footnote #54 of Roe Opinion:
ROE v. WADE
HB314 next must pass the AL Senate.
'In Law, No Exceptions to Human Personhood'
'Personhood Report: No Exceptions to Personhood'