Published: Wed, May 22, 2019
Global Media | By Garry Long

Trump Wants Exceptions to New Wave of Abortion Laws Sweeping Nation

Trump Wants Exceptions to New Wave of Abortion Laws Sweeping Nation

"It stops safe abortion".

According to, Collins said that if the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, states could then later decide what exceptions to allow-such as incest or rape.

Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio and Georgia recently approved bans on abortions once a foetal heartbeat was detected in week six, and 16 other states are looking to tighten their abortion laws.

Lindsey Shelton participates in a rally against one of the nation's most restrictive bans on abortions on May 19, 2019 in Montgomery, Alabama. Along the route they took, the protesters passed by scattered counterdemonstrators raising signs against abortion.

Blakely said that regardless of any legal moves to outlaw abortion women would still seek to end unwanted pregnancies.

Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) both said a woman should be free to decide whether to have an abortion - in consultation, if she wants, with her doctor and people close to her.

She joined other Democratic candidates who said they would protect abortion through federal law. On abortion for any reason the gulf was even wider - 77 percent of pro-choice people said abortion should be permitted for any reason compared to 11 percent of pro-life respondents who said the same, a difference of 66 percentage points.

Similar demonstrations were held in Birmingham and Huntsville on Sunday. However, this bill that was passed in Alabama, which compares having an abortion to the Holocaust, has given the state the country's strictest anti-abortion restrictions.

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Groups this week paid for a small plane carrying a banner "Abortion is Okay!" to circle the Capitol and the Governor's Mansion. That measure requires that the woman be given information about the fetus's development and alternatives to abortion and that the woman be offered the opportunity to see the ultrasound.

Opponents of the legislation have vowed to sue to block the measure if it becomes law.

The Alabama law has also come under criticism by some conservatives who have expressed discomfort by the lack of exceptions for rape and incest.

Any case granted review in the coming weeks would be heard in the term that starts in October and be decided in the thick of the 2020 election campaign, when President Donald Trump will be seeking a second term.

She posted on Twitter saying "it is an outrage to ban abortion in Alabama period, and all the more heinous that it excludes those have been raped or are experiencing incest non-consensual or not".

It will make performing an abortion a felony in almost all cases unless it is necessary for the mother's health.

"The Alabama legislature is ignoring science, criminalizing abortion, and punishing women", Buttigieg tweeted.

The increased salience of abortion as a voting cue is likely to benefit Democrats because it will energize voters who favor abortion rights but have assumed up to now that they are not under serious attack.

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