Alabama Abortion Policy

Written by Braelynn Jordan

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, abortion is the termination of a pregnancy followed by the death of the embryo or fetus. Abortion is a very controversial topic for many people, especially this year. Before all of this debating occurred, in 1973 abortion was legal in all 50 states. As time continued, people began to look at it in a different way, so many states began to put limitations on it. Not every state is the same on their limitations, but in most states after a certain amount of weeks’ abortions were not allowed. That was until 2019. Just as of May 2019, Alabama governor signed the most restrictive anti-abortion bill. This bill is stating that abortion will not be allowed unless a pregnancy is harming the mother’s health. This bill will be considered by the Supreme Court to see if they should consider overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling. The bill was passed in order to challenge Roe v. Wade, also because they feel that an unborn child is a person that should be loved and protected. As of right now, Alabama is the only state that has this law, and many people are having mixed emotions about it.

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