Supposedly Alabama’s restrictive new abortion law is intended to get the abortion issue before the now more conservative Supreme Court in an effort to overturn Roe v. Wade. But unless and until that happens, it’s an incredibly cruel, regressive law to impose on the state’s pregnant women and their doctors.
Stay pregnant or leave the state were the only options in Oklahoma when I was growing up way back in the 1950s. But with a simple stroke of her pen, Alabama’s governor has wiped out the intervening 70 years of enlightenment and progress.
It’s vicious and self-serving to criminalize women’s rights and health care. Gov. Kay Ivey (R) and the Alabama legislature should be hiding their faces in shame, not proudly posing for pictures. Their utter indifference to the health and well-being of the women in their state is appalling.