Federal Judge blocks Alabama’s abortion bill

Federal Judge Myron Thompson issued a temporary ban on Alabama’s abortion bill. Alabama’s law would have prohibited abortions in virtually all cases, including rape and incest. Doctor’s who decided to provide one could face up to 90 years in prison.

Thompson wrote that the Alabama law “contravenes clear Supreme Court precedent” and “defies the United States Constitution.”

“It violates the right of an individual to privacy, to make ‘choices central to personal dignity and autonomy,'” he added.

The law is one of a number of restrictive abortion bills passed by GOP-led state legislatures in an attempt to get the Supreme Court to revisit Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that established a woman’s right to abortion.

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