Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, this afternoon, signed into law the strictest abortion ban in the country. In a 25 to 6 vote, the senate passed a bill that would make it a felony to undergo an abortion procedure while also punishing a doctor who performs it.
The abortion bill would also ban abortion even in the cases of rape and incest. Doctors could face up to 99 years in prison for performing it and 10 years for attempting abortion. As crowds of protesters stood outside of the Capitol building in disbelief of the decision, Senator Clyde Chambliss believes all lives must be protected.
Some senators, however, were not pleased with how the debate ended. Although the bill has now been signed into law, supporters and opponents agree that it will face an immediate challenge in court.