abortion

Alabama Doesn’t Appeal Injunction Blocking Abortion Ban

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama’s near-total abortion ban will remain blocked by a federal judge. The attorney general’s office confirmed the state is not appealing the October injunction issued by U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson. The injunction prevented the ban from taking effect Nov. 15 while Thompson hears a lawsuit challenging the ban as unconstitutional. A spokesman for Alabama Attorney…

Alabama to Pay Hefty Legal Fees Over Blocked Abortion Law

Protesters for women’s rights hold a rally on the Alabama Capitol steps to protest a law passed last week making abortion a felony in nearly all cases with no exceptions for cases of rape or incest, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – A federal judge has ordered Alabama to pay more than $675,000…

Abortion Bill into Law : Reaction

With the stroke of the Governors pen, Alabama now has the most restrictive abortion law in the nation, but today many are questioning the constitutionality of the law. Political analyst Steve Flowers says ” anybody that walks around the Senate know’s it’s unconstitutional. This bill is blatantly unconstitutional. It’s so far our there that the Supreme Court will laugh at…

Proposed Abortion Ban to Get Senate Vote Next Week

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – State senators are expected to debate Alabama’s proposed abortion ban next week. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Cam Ward said the panel will vote Wednesday following a public hearing. Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh said he anticipates the bill being before senators Thursday. The bill would make it a felony to perform an abortion. It contains…

Alabama asks Supreme Court to review abortion ruling

Alabama is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the state’s attempt to ban the most commonly used procedure in second-trimester abortions. State lawmakers voted in 2016 to ban the abortion procedure known as dilation and evacuation. A federal judge blocked the law as an unconstitutional restriction on abortion access. Attorney General Steve Marshall’s office asked the high court Thursday…

11th Circuit Court Abortion Ruling Blocks Alabama Law

A federal appeals court has blocked an Alabama law that would have banned a commonly used second trimester abortion procedure. The 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Atlanta on Wednesday affirmed a lower court’s decision that the ban would cause Alabama women to lose access to abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The 2016 law banned the procedure known…

Constitutional Amendments will be the November Ballot

They're numbered 1 through 4, but The 1901 Constitution has been amended more than 900 times.

Secretary of State John Merrill signed four proposed amendments to Alabama’s 1901 Constitution. But voters will have the final say. It has already been amended more than 900 times and is the longest state constitution in the United States. Proposed amendment #1 Allows posting of the 10 Commandments in public buildings, including schools. Proposed amendment #2 Designates Alabama a “Pro-Life”…

Court says Judge Wrongly Blocked Minor’s Abortion

The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals has overruled a judge who refused to give a minor permission for an abortion despite finding that she was mature enough to make the decision. Judges ruled in favor of the girl and granted judicial consent for the procedure. A juvenile judge last month found that the girl was adequately mature, but ruled that…

Voters to Decide on ‘Right to Life’ Language in Constitution

Alabama voters will decide in 2018 whether to write anti-abortion language into the state constitution. The Alabama House of Representatives voted 73-24 Tuesday to give final approval to the legislation seeking to put “right to life” language into the Alabama Constitution. If approved by voters, the wording could put Alabama in a position to deny access to the procedure if…

Alabama Anti-Abortion Laws Blocked

Would have gone into effect on August 1st,

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of new Alabama abortion restrictions banning clinics near schools and outlawing a common second trimester abortion procedure. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson on Wednesday issued an order to delay enforcement of the laws that were set to take effect Aug. 1. Thompson scheduled an Oct. 4 hearing on a…