Abortion Law

abortion law

After the Alabama legislature passed its abortion law, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) took to Twitter to air a warning: “See you in court.”

On May 24, the ACLU filed a lawsuit with Planned Parenthood on behalf of abortion providers to overturn the new law. According to the lawsuit, Alabama’s law is unconstitutional and harms women by forcing them to remain pregnant against their will.

Unless blocked by a federal judge, the new law goes into effect in November.

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<p lang="en" dir="ltr">BREAKING: We just filed our lawsuit to stop Alabama’s abortion ban from ever going into effect. <a href=""></a></p>
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“The concern is that, or at least the thought is, the court might not even hear the case,” Alan Linken, a professor of political science at the University of Alabama, said. “The lowest court – the first court that hears it – is probably going to overturn the law as being unduly restrictive, a violation of right to privacy.”

The law, if not blocked, will make it a felony for doctors to perform or attempt to perform an abortion unless the mother’s health is at risk.

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