Pro-Life

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How Pro-Life Is Alabama?

The recent overturn of Roe v. Wade has brought about a whole new argument about life in Alabama. It brings about a new question for Alabamians. How pro-life are we? For years it has been easy for any Republican, including lawmakers with an “R” beside their name, to check the “pro-life” box. That was an easy way to distinguish oneself from an opponent of the other party, knowing full-well abortion access was the deciding issue for many Alabama voters. In 2019, our Republican super majority in the Senate and House passed the Alabama Human Life Protection Act (AHLPA), and Governor Ivey signed it into law. This became as strong an abortion law as there is in the nation. Unfortunately, the AHLPA never went into effect due to a judicial challenge. The law also never challenged the 50-year-old Supreme Court ruling on Roe v. Wade, because it was held by a

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Summary of Provisions of the Alabama Human Life Protection Act and Comments

To Pregnancy Resource Centers, from Eric Johnston The Alabama Human Life Protection Act (“AHLPA”) was signed into law on May 15, 2019. A federal court lawsuit was filed resulting in a preliminary injunction, which subsequently was dissolved by court order on June 24, 2022, as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in  Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The AHLPA went into legal effect that very same day. It is now enforceable in the State of Alabama. The purpose of this memo is to briefly outline and comment on the operative provisions of the Act as follows: * 26-23H-3, 1975 Code of Alabama :                       (1) The definition of abortion includes the surgical or medical (chemical) termination of the pregnancy. It does not include an activity done with the intent to:                                     (a) save the life or preserve the health of an unborn child                                     (b) remove a dead

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Roe and Casey Overruled – Abortion is not a Constitutional Right any Longer

An Educational Update from Eric Johnston of the Southeast Law Institute In 2018, the Alabama Pro-Life Coalition thought the time might be ripe for a review of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which legalized abortion on demand.  In 2019, we authored the Alabama Human Life Protection Act (“AHLPA”), with the idea of being among those states which may be bringing cases to SCOTUS for review.  Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case involving a Mississippi law limiting abortion to before fifteen weeks, was the first case to make it. In a five-four majority, Justice Samuel Alito writing for the court, rejected any incremental approach and completely threw out the right to abortion as a federal right under the U.S. Constitution.  The opinion leaves the decision to the states.  The opinion concentrated on two issues.   The first is whether there is a U.S. Constitutional right to an

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Senate Resolution, SR109

Senate Resolution, SR109, passed by the Alabama Senate during the 2018 Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature, was an important pro-life resolution. Newspapers and the mainstream media in our state seem to be ignoring this resolution, but ALCAP wants its supporters to know what the resolution states. Please share this resolution with others. Click here for a printable copy of SR109 CONDEMNING THE VOTE AGAINST THE PAIN-CAPABLE UNBORN CHILD PROTECTION ACT WHEREAS, The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36) which the United States Senate recently voted upon would have provided nationwide protection from abortion for unborn children who are capable of feeling pain, beginning at 20 weeks fetal age; and WHEREAS, only three months ago, the junior Senator from Alabama, when attempting to persuade conservative and moderate voters in Alabama to vote for him stated “the law for decades has been that late-term procedures are generally restricted except in

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