State of Alabama passes a strict anti-abortion law
May 15, 2019 9:20pm CST
In a major move, the state if Alabama in US passed a law banning abortions, except in certain medical cases where mother's life is at risk. The voting in favor of bill in the Senate was 25-6. An exception for cases of rape and incest was moved by Democrats but it was rejected by 11-21. I think at least that exception should have been made. Now as per sources, passing this bill in one state itself won't make much difference and would perhaps need majority of the 50 states to pass the bill. What are your views on it? Source :
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed into law a controversial abortion bill that could punish doctors who perform abortions with life in prison.
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• Bangalore, India
I personally feel that if the pregnancy is due to rape then the mother should have a say in this. She might want to keep the baby or abort it. Having a baby who is a product of heinous crime in front of you all the life might be traumatic. While many might take the child as a blessing from God and would like to keep it. So the choice should lie with the lady.
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• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
@Sreekala, that is true, a young victim of rape once got pregnant will never like the fetus to form into human, thus girl's parents with girl's consent to abort the fetus to avoid too much distress on their side,plus her peer may not stop bullying her. For me, it is still wrong, for the baby could be put to adoption centers
@cacay1 well suppose such a child who is a product of rape is bought up by some other parents. Yet one day he or she somehow comes to know of his or her origins. Then their life would be tormented and they could be in depression or seeking revenge. Such things could be good for a movie plot, but the real life affected folks would be in terrible state of mind. And our societies do not have time, resources and the compassion to stand by such folks. Instead, some people could take pleasure in tormenting them. So abortion in such cases is better to avoid having such folks face such hurdles.
Indeed its a good news.. but would like to know was your city/country had problems like gender bias thing where parents opt for abortion once they come to know its a girl? But sad part is it got some loop holes too (I read ur post only and not that law..) Now a lawyer can prove all the abortion to be legal saying... Mother was at risk
I feel this is an atrocity against women! They must have the right to abort, for there are n number of reasons for which they opt! Just think how tough decision that can be from a mother to deprive herself from nature's most beautiful gift of being becoming mother! I feel that this decision should be left to the mothers!