Bill to criminalize abortions advances

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MONTGOMERY, Ala (WIAT) — Wednesday a House committee advanced one of the most stringent abortion restriction bills in the nation. They also heard directly from Alabamians about the bill. If the measure passes, it would make performing an abortion a felony.

“When I was a senior in high school, I chose to have an abortion,” said Jenna King Sheppard.

“Today looking at my beautiful, unique, artistic 14-year-old daughter, I could barely fathom how she might have been erased from existence if I had followed our culture’s advise,” said Rachel Bryars.

Two doctors who deliver babies in the state spoke in favor of the bill.

The bill’s sponsor Republican Rep. Terri Collins says she’s prepared for the legal fight ahead.
“I think fighting to overturn what I believe was a bad decision, that allow people to kill children is worth a fight.”

The Alabama ACLU says they plan to fight this bill court.
“Alabama taxpayers are front-loading bill, because there are consequences every time you pass an unconstitutional bill,” said Randell Marshall.

The bill now heads to the full house for a vote.

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