Saturday, 17 August, 2019

Alabama Senate passes near-total abortion ban bill

A bill pending in the Alabama Legislature would make it a felony for a doctor to perform an abortion A bill pending in the Alabama Legislature would make it a felony for a doctor to perform an abortion
Patty Aguilar | 15 May, 2019, 07:55

Just last week, the Georgia's Republican Governer Brian Kemp signed the controversial "heartbeat bill" into law. Ivey has not said publicly whether or not she will sign the bill, although she is expected to. Many women, according to the CDC, won't know they are pregnant for four to six weeks, meaning that by the time they've learned they are, it's too late to obtain an abortion, especially if the woman lives in a state that requires a waiting period.

The Alabama bill goes further by seeking to outlaw abortion outright.

The Week: "Georgia's "heartbeat" abortion bill could imprison women for life".

"The heart of this bill is to confront a decision that was made by the courts in 1973 that said the baby in a womb is not a person", Republican state Rep. Terri Collins said in April. Supporters say the bill is intentionally created to conflict with the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion nationally, because they hope to spark court cases that might prompt the justices to revisit abortion rights.

"I'm in awe of people who take in children in need of a family and a home: but if Georgia becomes inundated with children who are unwanted or unable to be cared for, it will be hard to find great fostering for them all".

Actress and activist Alyssa Milano has called for a sex strike under the social media hashtag #SexStrike in response to the campaigns against abortion rights, urging women to refuse sex with men "until we get bodily autonomy back". Those performing abortions would be committing a felony, punishable by 10 to 99 years in prison, although a woman who receives an abortion would not be held criminally liable.

Jordan condemns attack on Saudi stations, voices 'absolute support'
Saudi Arabia on Monday said two Saudi oil tankers were among vessels attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates . For a year, Iran negotiated with European signatories to the deal to find a way to allow it to continue its trading.

James Wan-Produced MORTAL KOMBAT Filming Down Under
Todd Garner will be another producer on the film and the screenplay is being handled by the longtime gamer Greg Russo . Have you seen the original films?

Mystery over three bodies found shot by crossbow in hotel room
The women were found dead in an apartment belonging to one of the women found dead in a hotel several hundred kilometres away. They had booked a room with a double bed and single bed for three nights, checking in on Friday, without ordering breakfast.

"You don't have to raise that child".

Singleton said doctors who perform abortions could serve more prison time, under the proposed ban, than the women's rapists.

Ivey has not publicly said whether she will sign the bill if it's approved by lawmakers.

Similarly restrictive abortion bans in Kentucky and MS already are before the courts, and lawmakers in Alabama are fully aware that judges are likely to intervene.

"The governor intends to withhold comment until it makes its way to her desk for signature, " deputy press secretary Lori Jhons wrote in an email prior to Tuesday night's vote. Randall Marshall, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama, said a complaint is being drafted to challenge the ban if enacted.

Recommended

Homers back Giolito as White Sox beat Blue Jays Homers back Giolito as White Sox beat Blue Jays Toronto is off on Monday before embarking on a six-game trip that begins Tuesday in San Francisco against the Giants . Bryce Harper is still looking to get untracked for the Phillies (one home run and a.194 batting average in May).

Eyes on Wall Street during U.S.-China tariff war Eyes on Wall Street during U.S.-China tariff war The S&P 500 posted 12 new 52-week highs and 22 new lows; the Nasdaq Composite recorded 30 new highs and 151 new lows. Of course, stocks are still lower than they were last week, following China's pledge to raise tariffs on USA goods.

Trump Jr. Strikes Deal With Senate Intelligence Committee For Additional Testimony Trump Jr. Strikes Deal With Senate Intelligence Committee For Additional Testimony The agreement comes after many Republicans, including President Trump himself, bashed the move by the committee's chairman, Sen. Both the Moscow project and June 2016 meeting are top priorities for the committee's questioning, the source said.

Griezmann announces Atletico Madrid exit Griezmann announces Atletico Madrid exit Barcelona will pay the buyout clause in Griezmann's contract of 120m euros, BBC Sport understands. "I will keep you in my heart". Griezmann signed a new five-year deal just before the 2018 World Cup after rejecting a move to the Catalan giants.

Felicity Huffman To Be Sentenced In September After Pleading Guilty Felicity Huffman To Be Sentenced In September After Pleading Guilty Huffman officially pled guilty on Monday, but she's been careful to take ownership of her blame and cooperate from the start. In return, the government is recommending that she receive a punishment near the lower-end of the sentencing guidelines.

North Korea describes U.S. impounding of vessel as 'robbery' North Korea describes U.S.  impounding of vessel as 'robbery' The case marked the first time the USA had seized a North Korean cargo vessel for allegedly violating sanctions. Undated photo released by the U.S.

Tim Conway, Comedian and Actor, Loses Battle After a Long Illness Tim Conway, Comedian and Actor, Loses Battle After a Long Illness Conway started on the show as a guest star in its first season in 1967 but did not officially become a regular until 1975. After Marie took him under her wing, Conway snagged a part on the weekly variety series The Steve Allen Show .

Sanchez apologises to United fans Sanchez apologises to United fans Now that Man United have failed to qualify for the Champions League, the players will have to take a hefty pay cut for the upcoming season.

Moon is steadily shrinking, causing wrinkling on its surface and quakes Moon is steadily shrinking, causing wrinkling on its surface and quakes Lunar science: $90 million to enable increased robotic exploration of the moon's polar regions in advance of a human mission. With a larger network of modern seismometers, we could make huge strides in our understanding of the moon's geology.

Brother of Sudan's Bashir not in detention: army Brother of Sudan's Bashir not in detention: army The two sides have for weeks been engaged in on-off negotiations over the structure and powers grated to the temporary government. They were killed in gunfire at a sit-in outside military headquarters where demonstrators are demanding full civilian government.

Bucks Finish Off Celtics, Advance to Conference Finals Bucks Finish Off Celtics, Advance to Conference Finals Referee David Guthrie accidently sat down on a fan's lap after getting knocked backward in a collision with two players. Celtics: Marcus Smart was shaken up after Milwaukee's Brook Lopez fell on his legs after blocking his shot.

Senior Conservatives tell May to ditch Brexit talks with Labour Senior Conservatives tell May to ditch Brexit talks with Labour Such a referendum would infuriate hardline Brexit supporters who would want to see a "no deal" option put to the voters. Mrs May's spokesman said the government was prepared to hold "definitive votes" once Labour's support is secured.

Amazon offers incentives to employees to start their own delivery business Amazon offers incentives to employees to start their own delivery business In order for an employee to participate in the program, they will have to leave their current position at Amazon . The AP spoke to Milton Collier, who opened one such business in Atlanta, GA, eight months ago.

Diver finds plastic bag on ocean floor during deepest dive ever Diver finds plastic bag on ocean floor during deepest dive ever US Navy Lieutenant Don Walsh and Swiss engineer Jacques Piccard made the first dive to the bottom of the trench in 1960. His team said he set a new record for the deepest solo dive in history, venturing to depths of 35,853 feet.

Charges Against Conor McGregor Dropped Charges Against Conor McGregor Dropped Adbirzak filed a civil lawsuit against McGregor shortly after the criminal case was opened, but dropped it early this past month. In October, the Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended McGregor for six months after he was involved in a post-fight brawl.