Pat Robertson, the Christian media mogul and host of “The 700 Club” on television, slammed the state of Alabama’s attempt to safeguard the lives of the unborn as an “ill considered” and “extreme law” on Wednesday.
“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.”
He did however clarify that he does not support Roe vs. Wade, and called it a “phony case” orchestrated by the American Civil Liberties Union.
The bill makes no exemptions for rape or incest, but does allow women to abort their baby if “the life of the mother was at risk; when the fetus had a lethal anomaly that would result in stillbirth or death after childbirth, or when a mental illness could lead to the woman’s death or that of her child” according to The Montgomery Advertiser.
While the law is expected to be challenged by the ACLU, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is expected to sign it into law after reviewing it later this week.
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