Everyone from feminist activists to Democratic presidential candidates are up in arms over a new pro-life measure in Alabama but a pro-life activist says it’s common sense that abortion takes a life.
“We have modern technology like the 4D ultrasound that shows us the baby in the womb moving and developing,” Eunie Smith, of Eagle Forum Alabama, tells OneNewsNow.
Gov. Key Ivey signed the measure into law Wednesday night, stating that it "stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians' deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a sacred gift from God."
Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood clinic director turned pro-life advocate, was interviewed Thursday on American Family Radio. She offered the following comments about the Alabama abortion ban law:
"I was thrilled to find out that the bill in Alabama was passed with no exceptions for rape and incest. Rape and incest, of course, is a terrible trauma for a woman to go through – we don't want to revictimize her by putting her through an abortion procedure. The reality is that … the overwhelming majority of women who conceive in rape decide to parent their children or place [them] for adoption. So we want to make sure that these women are getting the emotional help [and] the resource help that they need. The answer is not to revictimize them [or] traumatize them further by putting them through an abortion procedure.
"… I'm a person who actually adopted a child who was conceived in rape, and so I was just really excited to finally see a state that was willing to stand up for children like mine and to not throw them under the bus. Because the bottom line is this: either it's a baby all of the time or it's a baby none of the time – and when we start making decisions [by rationalizing that] This baby is disposable because of how it was conceived [or] This baby is disposable because of X, Y, and Z – we start playing into the hand of eugenics. And that's a very dangerous road for us to go down.
"God does not make mistakes when he creates life – and we as pro-lifers should stand up and boldly proclaim that all life is valuable from the moment of conception and should be protected."
The Associated Press describes the measure as a “near-total ban” on abortion since the bill would make performing an abortion, at any stage of pregnancy, a felony in The Cotton State.
Abortion foes are not denying the sweep of the legislation but according to Smith, Alabama legislators have recognized the basic rights of unborn human beings with “monumental” legislation.
According to The Associated Press, backers of the legislation hope to “spark” a court case that will reach the U.S. Supreme Court and force it to revisit the landmark Roe v Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide.
“I pray that that's the case,” Smith tells OneNewsNow. “It's time to reverse that.”
Speaking to Fox News host Shannon Bream about the Alabama bill, author Eric Metaxas called Roe v Wade an “abomination” and said the issue of life needs to reach the high court once again.
“If it turns out that this is a human life, can we all agree that it's wrong to take that life?” he said. “We have to have that conversation.”
Editor's note: Comments by Abby Johnson were added after the story was originally posted.