Published: Tue, May 21, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Hundreds protest Alabama's abortion ban at state capitol

Hundreds protest Alabama's abortion ban at state capitol

US President Donald Trump Trump says he opposes abortion except in cases of rape, incest or when the life of the mother is at risk.

Disagreement among Republicans is becoming apparent over Alabama's law, which forbids abortion in nearly all circumstances, even in cases of rape and incest.

"We must stick together and Win for Life in 2020", he tweeted.

"If we are foolish and do not stay united as one, all of our hard fought gains for life can, and will, rapidly disappear", he said. The ACLU of Alabama will go to court to stop this law from ever taking effect, but the lawmakers who voted for it should be ashamed of themselves for politicizing our health and lives, and, once again, wasting taxpayers' dollars on dystopic policies only fit for nightmarish fictional worlds - not Alabama in the 21st century.

Trump's position was in opposition to the law signed by Alabama's governor last week, which would only allow abortion where a mother's life was in danger.

"I don't support the Alabama law, I believe there ought to be exceptions, I am pro-life but there ought to be exceptions", Sen. Nor is this opinion shared by Mr. Trump. He added: "The radical Left, with late-term abortion (and worse), is imploding on this issue".

"You are seeing laws on both sides of this argument that are in the extreme", he said. In 2016, the state paid the ACLU of Alabama $1.7 million after a federal court struck down a medically-unnecessary law that would have forced the majority of the clinics in the state to close.

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They are right to criticize the law (and Robertson is right about the law's chances at the Supreme Court).

"I think it's fair to say he would not have signed that law if he were governor of Alabama, but let me finish that sentence - he's not the governor of Alabama".

White House officials did not respond today to emailed requests seeking additional comment on the president's position. And I know there's a lot of loud-mouthing, but it's, this is who Alabama elected. Democrats refused to bring a similar measure up for a vote in the House. She said one in four women have had an abortion, and called for people to share their personal stories online to highlight the issue. Abortion rights opponents hope the legal challenge to the law triggers a U.S. Supreme Court battle that overturns Roe v. Wade.

The post has been retweeted more than 20,000 times and has 101,000 likes.

Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio and Georgia recently approved bans on abortions once a foetal heartbeat was detected in week six, and 16 other states are looking to tighten their abortion laws.

He also said the president is right to take on China, even though it is painful economically for consumers and certain sectors such as farmers.

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