Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law the country’s strictest pro-life legislation this afternoon, making history and marking a potential legal battle that could lead to the reexamination of Roe vs. Wade.
The newly minted bill will punish abortionists with up to 99 years in prison, and only makes exemptions for special cases where carrying the unborn baby to term would pose a risk to the life of the infant or the mother.
According to CBS17, the ban does not carry any type of fine or prison time for women receiving abortions, and instead levies punishment solely on medical professionals who provide abortions.
The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups have pledged to fight against the legislation, and Pat Robertson of “The 700 Club” slammed the law as “extreme” and said he does not expect it to succeed when taken to the Supreme Court.
“I think it’s ill considered,” said Robertson. “I think Alabama has gone too far, they’ve passed a law that would a 99 year prison sentence to people that commit abortion, there’s no exception for rape or incest, it’s an extreme law,” he added.
Robertson said he believes the law will be challenged by the Supreme Court and will ultimately be struck down by the country’s highest court.
“They want to challenge Roe vs. Wade but my humble view is that this is not the case we want to bring to the Supreme Court because I think this will lose.”
This is a breaking story, and Big League Politics will update as more information is available.
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