Why Alabama’s Abortion Ban Is Akin to Torture
Last night, the Republican governor of Alamba, Kay Ivey, signed into law a bill to ban abortion, even in cases of rape and incest.
The bill passed 25-6 on Tuesday. Everyone who voted for it was a man. The same bill passed in the House last month, despite the fact 78 percent of the population believes abortion should be allowed in cases concerning rape or incest.
The repercussions of such a law are already becoming clear. In Ohio, an 11 -year-old is pregnant with a 26-year-old’s baby. Under the new law instituted in Ohio, which bans abortion after six weeks and, like Alabama’s, makes no exceptions for rape or incest, she’d have to carry her rapist’s baby to term.