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Hundreds of protests Alabama abortion ban: “My body, my choice!”

Breaking News Emails Get urgent news alerts and special reports. The news and the stories that play a role, delivered everyday mornings. SUBSCRIBE May 20, 201 9, 3:00 UTCBy Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Hundreds of protesters marched to the Alabama Capitol on Sunday to protest against the state's recently approved abortion ban, chanting "my body, my choice!" and "vote them out!" The demonstration came days after the gov. Kay Ivey signed the strictest abortion legislation in the nation that carries out an abortion a crime in almost every case, if not necessary for mother's health. The legislation does not provide an exception for rape and incest. "Prohibition of abortion does not stop abortion." It stops safe abortion, "says Staci Fox, CEO and President of Planned Parenthood South East, who talks about the gratifying audience outside Alabama Capitol. [19659006] Alabama is part of a wave of conservative states trying to face new legal challenges against Roe. v. Wade, 1973 Landmark Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide. Governors in Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio and Georgia have approved abortion prohibition when a fatty heartbeat is detected, which may happen as early as the sixth week of pregnancy. Protests for women's rights, a rallySunday at the Alabama Capitol is holding steps to protest a law that passed last week, abortion made a crime in almost all cases with no exceptions to cases of rape or incest. Butch Dill / AP None of the laws has actually come into force and everyone is expected…

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Hundreds of protesters marched to the Alabama Capitol on Sunday to protest against the state’s recently approved abortion ban, chanting “my body, my choice!” and “vote them out!”

The demonstration came days after the gov. Kay Ivey signed the strictest abortion legislation in the nation that carries out an abortion a crime in almost every case, if not necessary for mother’s health. The legislation does not provide an exception for rape and incest.

“Prohibition of abortion does not stop abortion.” It stops safe abortion, “says Staci Fox, CEO and President of Planned Parenthood South East, who talks about the gratifying audience outside Alabama Capitol. [19659006] Alabama is part of a wave of conservative states trying to face new legal challenges against Roe. v. Wade, 1973 Landmark Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide. Governors in Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio and Georgia have approved abortion prohibition when a fatty heartbeat is detected, which may happen as early as the sixth week of pregnancy.

Protests for women’s rights, a rallySunday at the Alabama Capitol is holding steps to protest a law that passed last week, abortion made a crime in almost all cases with no exceptions to cases of rape or incest. Butch Dill / AP

None of the laws has actually come into force and everyone is expected to be blocked by the courts as the legal challenges play out with an ultimate eye on The Supreme Court

Marchers said on Sunday that the measures have been provided with the support of legalized abortion, and they say they are digging for a legal and political struggle. During the journey they protested past scattered counter-demonstrators who raised signs of abortion.

Two speakers at the rally of the Capitol ladder shared their stories of having abortion, including a woman who came out of the crowd to describe the abortion she had after rape violence in a party at the age of 18.

A 69-year-old Deborah Hall of Montgomery, wearing an orange sign with a fur hanger and caption “No Never Again,” says she remembers life before Roe and can “I thought I would return there.

” I had friends who had illegal abortions and barely survived, “said Hall, who for some time ran a clinic in Montgomery who gave abortion, contraception, and other services.

I still can’t believe it. It’s really a scary time for everyone, “she said about squeezing over Roe.

Similar demonstrations were held in Birmingham and Huntsville on Sunday.

Amanda Reyes, who runs the Yellowhammer Fund, a nonprofit who provides the founders to help low-income women get abortions, the donations have begun to flow in since the passage of the Alabama Bill.

Kelly Thompson faces Alabama Capitol on Sunday to protest against a team that passed last week and made abortion a crime in almost every case. Butch Dill / AP

Groups this week are paid for a small plan that carries a banner “Abortion is okay!” to circulate the Capitol and the governor’s mansion.

The Alabama law would make it a crime, punishable by up to 99 years or life in prison for abortion. There would be no punishment for the woman who was aborted.

But the protest outside the Capitol Sunday comes in a state where a majority of voters recently agreed to add anti-abortion language to the Alabama Constitution. Ninety-nine percent of the state constituencies in November approved the constitutional amendment that states that the state recognizes the “unborn” rights.

“To the many supporters of the bill, this legislation stands as a powerful evidence of Alabama’s deep belief that every life is precious and that every life is a sacred gift from God,” Ivey said in a statement after signing the ban on law.

The Alabama law has also been criticized by some conservatives who have expressed discomfort through the lack of rape and incest exemptions.

President Donald Trump, while not mentioning Alabama law, in a weekend tweet that he is strongly “pro-life” but favors exceptions.

“As most know and for those who would, I am strongly Pro-Life, with the three exceptions – Rape, Incest and protecting mother’s life – the same position Ronald Reagan has taken,” wrote Trump in a series of tweets.

Rep. Terri Collins, sponsor of the Alabama law, said the purpose is to challenge Roe and added that Alabama legislators may come back and add exceptions to states regain control of abortion access.

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