And here it is.
Courtesy of NYT:
The Alabama Senate approved a measure on Tuesday that would outlaw almost all abortions in the state, setting up a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade, the case that recognized a woman’s constitutional right to end a pregnancy.
The legislation bans abortions at every stage of pregnancy and criminalizes the procedure for doctors, who could be charged with felonies and face up to 99 years in prison. It includes an exception for cases when the mother’s life is at serious risk, but not for cases of rape or incest — a subject of fierce debate among lawmakers in recent days.
The House approved the measure — the most far-reaching effort in the nation this year to curb abortion rights — last month. It now moves to the desk of Gov. Kay Ivey, a Republican. Although the governor has not publicly committed to signing the legislation, many Republican lawmakers expect her support.
In an email on Tuesday night, a spokeswoman for the governor, Lori Davis Jhons, said Ms. Ivey would “withhold comment until she has had a chance to thoroughly review the final version of the bill that passed.”
There is virtually no chance that this Republican governor is not going to sign this bill, which means that this will go to the courts with the hope that the Supreme Court has been stacked with enough Right Wing jurists to allow it to stand.
This is the conservative wet dream that they have been fighting to achieve for the last fifty years.
Once again this has NOTHING to do with protecting the unborn, and EVERYTHING to do with controlling women and keeping them in their place.