Alabama Senate made up of thirty-one men and three women approved a controversial bill that makes procuring an abortion a felony offence rejecting exemptions for cases of rape or incest.
According to the Human Life Protection Act, doctors who perform an abortion at any stage of pregnancy could face a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison. The only exception in the legislation is in cases where the life of the pregnant woman is at risk.
THIS IS REAL & is HAPPENING IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA https://t.co/x7juRSCzkD
— Janelle Monáe, Cindi (@JanelleMonae) May 15, 2019
“These statehouses are waging all-out war on women and their right to control their reproductive decisions. This is awful,” John Legend wrote.
“This is absolutely unbelievable. If you’re not worried about Roe v Wade, you’re not paying attention. This is why voting matters!!” wrote “Avengers: Endgame” star Chris Evans.
“1 in 4 women have had an abortion. Many people think they don’t know someone who has, but #youknowme. So let’s do this: if you are also the 1 in 4, let’s share it and start to end the shame. Use #youknowme and share your truth,” Busy Philipps shared.