Democrats Say Alabama Is Killing People By Banning Abortion

Senator Cory Booker speaks to guests gathered for a campaign stop at the Des Moines Social Club

Senator Cory Booker speaks to guests gathered for a campaign stop at the Des Moines Social Club

Governor Brian Kemp (R-GA) signed the bill into law despite a threatened boycott by Hollywood, headed by the radical pro-abortion activist, actress Alyssa Milano.

"Today, the Missouri House stood for the unborn".

"Grateful to Planned Parenthood for continuing to provide essential services in Alabama and elsewhere while helping to fight the state legislative bans on women's human and constitutional rights", the former secretary of state wrote.

Echoing a common talking point, New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested that the law would make abortion punishable with jail time, including "women victimized by rape+incest", while lamenting the lack of "added punishments for rapists".

Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel added herself to the list of conservatives objecting to Alabama's new law nearly completely banning abortion. In fact, the law specifies that all penalties fall on the abortionist and a "woman who receives an abortion will not be held criminally culpable or civilly liable".

All of the state bans have either been blocked by a judge or are headed for the courts, and some of their backers have said they want the issue to go all the way to the nine-member Supreme Court.

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A number of 2020 candidates have spoken out against Alabama and other state's assault on abortion rights, but Warren was the first to respond with a plan.

Alabama officials say their law is created to take on the Supreme Court's 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade. They intend to argue that a state cannot restrict access to abortion before viability - the point at which a fetus can survive outside the uterus - which is a right that federal courts have repeatedly reaffirmed in decisions since Roe.

Seventy-one percent of Americans, including 52 percent of Republicans, oppose overturning Roe v. Wade.

"We must build a future that protects the right of all women to have children, the right of all women to not have children, and the right to bring children up in a safe and healthy environment", Warren said. Warren also proposed repealing the Hyde Amendment, "which blocks abortion coverage for women under federally funded health care programs like Medicaid, the VA, and the Indian Health Service".

Numerous entertainment personalities rallied against the law as well, People reports.

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