MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WKRG) — State Representative Terri Collins (R-Decatur) says she will file legislation that will ban abortion procedures in Alabama. Collins says her bill would ban abortions in Alabama within two weeks of conception.
“Just last year, roughly 60 percent of voters across the state ratified a constitutional amendment declaring Alabama as a pro-life state, and this legislation is the next logical step in the fight to protect unborn life,” Collins said in a news release. “With liberal states like New York rushing to approve radical late-term and post-birth abortions, passage of this bill will reflect the conservative beliefs, principles, and desires of the citizens of Alabama while, at the same time, providing a vehicle to revisit the constitutionally-flawed Roe v. Wade decision.”
Collins’ legislation would allow exceptions if the mother’s life is threatened by the pregnancy.
The legislation is expected to be filed on Tuesday and was drafted by Collins, State Rep. Rich Wingo (R-Tuscaloosa), and the Alabama Pro-Life Coalition and its attorney, Eric Johnston.
According to a news release from Rep. Collins, 63 out of the 105 members of the Alabama House have signed on as co-sponsors of the legislation. A companion bill sponsored by Sen. Greg Albritton (R-Range) is also being introduced in the State Senate.