Alabama Abortion Law Challenge

The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging a new state law targeted at minors who seek an abortion without parental approval. The ACLU says the Alabama law goes beyond any parental consent law in the country. It provides that any underage girl who asks a judge to approve an abortion without her parents' consent, the court can appoint a guardian for the fetus and it allows a district attorney to question the girl. The executive director of the ACLU of Alabama believes the law aims to shame a young woman into not having an abortion.

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