Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act this week, which would essentially ban all abortions unless the mother’s life is at risk.
This includes cases of sexual assault and incest.
That’s right. Alabama’s HB 314 would force survivors of rape or incest to carry their babies to term. Doctors who perform abortions could face up to 99 years in prison—decades longer than the maximum sentence for those convicted of second-degree rape.