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Wed May 15, 2019, 06:18 PM

Abortion is Still Legal in Alabama, but People are Already Terrified: "We've Never Seen it This Bad"

By Carter Sherman and Alex Lubben May 15, 2019

Source: news.vice.com


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“We’ve never seen it this bad,” said Barbara Ann Luttrell, director of communications and marketing for Planned Parenthood Southeast, which services patients in Georgia, Mississippi, and Alabama. “It’s never been to the point that folks don’t know that abortion is legal. And that’s for good reason, because this is the most extreme legislation we’ve seen passed since Roe v. Wade.”

Abortion is indeed still legal in Alabama. But the proposed bill would ban all abortion, except for pregnancies that pose a “serious health risk” to the mother. There are no exemptions for rape and incest, and doctors who perform abortions could face up to 99 years in prison.

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The Yellowhammer Fund, the only abortion access fund based in the state, is considering setting up a social media campaign or an automated voicemail to let people know that abortion remains legal in Alabama, its co-founder, Amanda Reyes, told VICE News. But the organization is also seeing a spike in support.

“Fundraising is going through the roof,” Reyes said. The Yellowhammer Fund first started paying for abortions in 2018, and funded more than 300 procedures last year. “We’re going to be really taking all that in, seeing how we can best redistribute that wealth to make sure as many Alabamians as possible can get abortions here.”

More at: https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/xwngmk/abortion-is-still-legal-in-alabama-but-people-are-already-terrified-weve-never-seen-it-this-bad

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Wed May 15, 2019, 06:29 PM

1. Ignorant evangelicals would love to have a Theocracy

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Wed May 15, 2019, 06:35 PM

2. Agreed.

That is what they desperately want.

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