The role of lawmakers in a country is to make laws necessary for the welfare of the general public. These laws are proposed after keeping in the need of the time. Recently, the Alabama senate has passed a bill which made the termination of a pregnancy to be pretty difficult. It has imposed a total ban on the abortion. The law empowers the executive branch to take action against the doctors who perform the procedure.
The approved bill lies on the table of Governor Kay Ivey after Republican-led senate passed the bill on Tuesday. One signature of the governor would turn the bill into a law. This newly made law would trigger a legal battle and the detractors would reach supreme court to challenge it. The bill makes the abortion a cognizable crime which can send doctors behind bar for 10 to 99 years. The abortions would only be legal if the life of the mother is in danger.
The human rights defence organisation, ACLU, is disappointed by the bill. The organisation promised to file a lawsuit for banning the passage of the bill. It believes that the bill would steal the control of the women over their bodies. According to ACLU, the law bill further punishes the victim of rape.
This ban is dangerous and exceptionally cruel – and the bill’s authors want to use it to overturn Roe v Wade. I’ve lived in that America and let me tell you: we are not going back – not now, not ever. We will fight this. And we will win. (tweeted Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts senator and 2020 contender)
According to the bill, women would not face any punitive measures if they carry out abortion; however, the doctors would stand punishable. This bill shows a new trend in states which have a Republican-majority. It shows how Republican-controlled states are attempting to put restrictions on abortion.