State Senator Clyde Chambliss told the Washington Post:
“Planned Parenthood can try to derail the bill, as they did in spending over a million dollars to unsuccessfully oppose a pro-life ballot measure last fall in Alabama. But the outcome will be the same: Alabamians will stand on the side of life.”According to CNA [Catholic News Agency]:
Supporters of the Alabama bill have said their intention is to use the ensuing court battle to force the Supreme Court to revisit Roe v Wade. If the Human Life Protection Act becomes law, it would face an immediate challenge and likely be prevented from coming into force.Here are some important statements from the bill:
In the United States Declaration of 25 Independence, the principle of natural law that "all men are 26 created equal" was articulated. The self-evident truth found 27 in natural law, that all human beings are equal from creation, was at least one of the bases for the anti-slavery movement, 2 the women's suffrage movement, the Nuremberg war crimes 3 trials, and the American civil rights movement. If those 4 movements had not been able to appeal to the truth of 5 universal human equality, they could not have been successful.The bill defines the unborn baby as a person:
Abortion advocates speak to women's rights, but 7 they ignore the unborn child, while medical science has 8 increasingly recognized the humanity of the unborn child.
UNBORN CHILD, CHILD or PERSON. A human being, 18 specifically including an unborn child in utero at any stage 19 of development, regardless of viability.It has teeth:
Section 6. (a) An abortion performed in violation of 13 this act is a Class A felony. 14 (b) An attempted abortion performed in violation of 15 this act is a Class C felony.Pray that HB 314 becomes the spearhead that drives the demon of abortion out of our beloved country.
Our Lady of America, pray for us!