Alabama Senate passes ban on abortion

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Alabama Senate passes ban on abortion

This is a person standing outside pledging to keep abortion legal and accessible.

This is a person standing outside pledging to keep abortion legal and accessible.

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This is a person standing outside pledging to keep abortion legal and accessible.

photo via Flickr under the creative commons license.

photo via Flickr under the creative commons license.

This is a person standing outside pledging to keep abortion legal and accessible.

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Over the years, abortion has continued to be a strongly debated topic.  Alabama is taking a stand by passing a ban on abortion for good.

According to www.startribune.com, Alabama’s senate passed a near-total ban on abortion. This sent the nation’s most strict abortion law to the state’s Republican governor. The Senate voted 25-6 to make performing an abortion at any stage of pregnancy a felony punishable by up to 99 years or life in prison.

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A protest against Focus on the Family’s “Stand for the Family” event at the Xcel Energy Center, planned by OutFront Minnesota.

A senior at St. Michael-Albertville High School, Allyssa Hirsch shared her opinion on this issue: “I personally think that it should be a woman’s right to do what she wants with her own body. Like for example, if she was raped and got pregnant or knew that the baby was going to be born with difficulty’s or if the mom cannot afford to have a child, it should not be right for this law to be decided for the woman that is pregnant.”

As stated by www.theatlantic.com, Alabama passed a law last Tuesday night, that would outlaw abortion at any stage in a woman’s pregnancy. Early in May, Georiga Governor Brian Kemp signed a law making abortion illegal after a fetal heartbeat can be detected or six weeks after conception.

A senior at Sauk Rapids High School, Sydney Kremer says she doesn’t think it should be banned because in the case of rape or if their life is in danger they should not have to carry the baby if they don’t want to.

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This is saying no to abortion, to all states.

According to www.newyorker.com, the state Senate voted on legislation that would make getting a legal abortion impossible unless the mother’s health is clearly endangered by her pregnancy. Even if a woman is having a miscarriage in Georgia, they will be investigated to make sure they were not trying to harm their pregnancy.

Minnesota may take a stand and has been talking about these bans also.

 

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