As expected, pro-aborts challenge abortion ban

Friday, May 24, 2019
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

gavel with Lady of JusticeA federal lawsuit is asking a judge to block an Alabama law that bans almost all abortions.

The lawsuit, filed today by the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood on behalf of abortion providers, seeks to ensure that the new law never takes effect – that's according to the executive director of the ACLU of Alabama. But the action by those groups doesn't take a major pro-life group by surprise.

"The abortion industry has had 40-plus years of challenging pro-life laws on the books," says Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life Committee (NRLC). "They know which judges to go to, they know how to frame the arguments – so it is not unexpected at all that these laws are being challenged."

According to Tobias, the law in Alabama is a reaction to what New York did earlier this year in approving abortions up to birth.

Tobias

"Pro-lifers are getting frustrated," she continues, "[but] we're fighting back. We want to show … that we are going to protect babies and that there are places in this country that truly value and respect human life."

In the meantime, Tobias says it's important that pro-lifers not be disheartened when the abortion industry challenges pro-life laws.

"That is to be expected, but there are other ways that we can still work on overturning Roe v. Wade," she says. "The Supreme Court doesn't need a complete ban on abortion to change Roe or overturn Roe. Any case that comes before them can be used to do that."

The law in Alabama makes performing an abortion at any stage of pregnancy a felony punishable by up to 99 years or life in prison for the abortion provider. Under the new state law, abortions are allowed only when the woman's health is at risk.

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