ANALYSIS: Debunking 9 myths surrounding Alabama’s abortion law
|Gov. Kay Ivey
By Carole Novielli - Posted at LiveAction:
Hailed as one of the “strongest pro-life laws in the country,” Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed the “Human Life Protection Act” into law on Wednesday, making abortion and attempted abortion felony offenses in the state. The bill will not hold women who have abortions criminally or civilly responsible, and there is an exception in the bill to allow abortion “to prevent a serious health risk” to the woman, though many doctors agree that abortion is never actually medically necessary.
Pro-abortion activists’ claims surrounding Alabama’s pro-life bill are a continuation of the misinformation being spread around pro-life bills passed recently in several states. Live Action News recently debunked myths surrounding Georgia’s Heartbeat Bill. Here we will decipher between fact or fiction regarding Alabama’s recently passed Human Life Protection Act.
Live Action News previously covered that the Alabama bill:
- “make[s] abortion and attempted abortion felony offenses except in cases where abortion is necessary in order to prevent a serious health risk to the unborn child’s mother.”
- “would provide that a woman who receives an abortion will not be held criminally culpable or civilly liable for receiving the abortion.” Only the doctor committing the abortion would be held criminally liable.”