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Signed, Sealed, and Delivered to the State of Georgia: Governor Kay Ivey Signs Human Life Protection Act

On Wednesday, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed the Alabama Human Life Protection Act into law. This legislation is the most restrictive abortion law in the country. The new law makes no exceptions for victims of rape or incest, and doctors who perform the procedure could face up to 99 years in prison.

One need only read the responses from those on Twitter to measure the amount of strength, courage, and conviction it took for Gov. Ivey to sign the state’s new anti-abortion legislation.

May I say to those individuals who are pro-murder of the unborn, you haven’t seen anything yet.

As reported in an article at Pulpit and Pen entitled Alabama House Passes Anti-Abortion Bill Crafted with the Intent to Challenge Roe vs Wade stated:

Supporters said the bill is intentionally designed to conflict with the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion nationwide, hoping to spark court cases that might prompt the justices to revisit Roe. The bill contains an exemption for those situations when there is a serious risk to the mother’s health, but not for rape and incest.

With signing of the new law, Gov. Ivey made clear this intent, writing:

No matter one’s personal view on abortion, we can all recognize that, at least for the short term, this bill may similarly be unenforceable. As citizens of this great country, we must always respect the authority of the U.S. Supreme Court even when we disagree with their decisions. Many Americans, myself included, disagreed when Roe v. Wade was handed down in 1973. The sponsors of this bill believe that it is time, once again, for the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit this important matter, and they believe this act may bring about the best opportunity for this to occur.”

And it did not take long for Democrat Senators Amy Klobuchar (Minnesota), Bernie Sanders (Vermont), Cory Booker (New Jersey), and Elizabeth Warren (Massachusetts) to declare war vowing to protect Roe vs. Wade.

Also as expected, the American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama Executive Director Randall Marshall piped in promising a forthcoming lawsuit:

“By signing this bill, the governor and her colleagues in the state legislature have decided to waste millions in Alabama taxpayer dollars in order to defend a bill that is simply a political effort to overturn 46 years of precedent that has followed the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision,”

Perfectly fitting for what can be expected from those who hold to the belief that the unborn possesses no personhood and exactly what the Alabama lawmakers designed the Human Life Protection Act to do…challenge the Supreme Court’s decision …Roe vs. Wade.