The Alabama State Senate passed the nation’s most restrictive abortion law on Tuesday, and it effectively bans abortion in all cases, except if the woman’s life is in danger.
Any doctor who performs an abortion, at any stage of pregnancy, will receive a minimum of 10 years or prison, and the bill contains no exceptions for forcible intercourse.
Alabama’s Republican Gov. Kay Ivey announced yesterday that she had signed the bill into law, and it ending a pregnancy will be punishable by up to 99 years in prison.
Even though however, it will most likely be challenged in court, and it will eventually work its way to the Supreme Court, where the new conservative majority will decide whether to overturn Roe v. Wade or not.
Celebrities all around the country (and the world) have decided to speak out against this massive blow to women’s rights: