Ala. GOP says fight against abortion to continue

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Republican leaders in the Alabama Legislature say they’ll continue the fight over abortion despite a federal judge’s ruling against a GOP-backed law.

House Speaker Mike Hubbard calls the decision released Monday a “hurdle” in the race to make sure that abortion is safe.

Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey says the health of women should be the main concern, but the judge’s ruling apparently means it’s not.

U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson struck down a Republican-backed state law requiring that doctors performing abortions have admitting privileges in hospitals.

Thompson says the law is unconstitutional because it would restrict women’s rights by forcing three of the state’s five clinics to close.

Attorney General Luther Strange says he will appeal.

Planned Parenthood says the decision means Alabama will have continued access to safe abortions.

9 comments

  • Neal Haralson

    Go ahead and waste those tax dollars – just like wasting money on the Ten Commandments – nothing better to spend it on that would actually IMPROVE the quality of life of folks in Alabama!

      • Say What

        Paul, the civil rights bills of the 1960s were Democrat bills (Remember, President Johnson was a Democrat). You are correct about the southern Dixiecrats that refused to support civil rights. Those old Dixicrats became Reagan Democrats in the 1980s when the Republican party began to use race to win the hearts and minds of the southern voter (Republicans called it their southern strategy). They are still using that strategy today! This is why Alabama has flipped from Democrat (actually, mostly Dixicrats) to Republican over the last few decades.

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