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Thu May 16, 2019, 03:40 PM

I believe the Alabama people shot themselves in the foot

Correct me if Iím wrong, but I have heard the extremist Alabama law also prohibits crossing state lines to receive abortion care.

If that happens, the line of attack thatíll work best will be on freedom to travel.

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Reply I believe the Alabama people shot themselves in the foot (Original post)
jmowreader May 2019 OP
Aristus May 2019 #1
cilla4progress May 2019 #2
jmowreader May 2019 #5
eleny May 2019 #3
Dragonfly64 May 2019 #4
no_hypocrisy May 2019 #6

Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 03:44 PM

1. The extremist nature of the bills have but one purpose:

getting fast-tracked to the Supreme Court in order to strike down Roe v Wade.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Thu May 16, 2019, 03:51 PM

2. Even Pat Robertson

thinks they will fail!


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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Thu May 16, 2019, 03:56 PM

5. Sadly, I know that

So...what happens if these guys get the nationwide abortion ban they want and all the productive people emigrate?

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 03:53 PM

3. And Equal Protection may have a role here, too

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 03:54 PM

4. The bill doesn't mention crossing state lines

It's not very long - lots of definitions and comparisons to the holocaust, but it says very clearly that only the person (doctor) performing the abortion will be punished. It says that the woman will not be punished in any way. Since it doesn't mention anything about state lines and the woman can't be punished, I would guess she is free (ha!) to go anywhere outside of the state and Alabama has no jurisdiction to prosecute those doctors.

From the law:

Section 5. No woman upon whom an abortion is performed or attempted to be performed shall be criminally or civilly liable. Furthermore, no physician confirming the serious health risk to the child's mother shall be criminally or civilly liable for those actions.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 04:58 PM

6. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe it's the Georgia abortion law that

prohibits pregnant women from crossing state lines to seek an abortion with jail time when they return to Georgia.

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