FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MONTGOMERY, Ala —The following can be attributed to Susan Watson, the executive director of the ACLU of Alabama regarding today’s passage of HB405, HB491, and HB527 in the House:

“These bills are an affront to women and limits their access to a constitutionally protected medical procedure. Politicians need to stop meddling in medical affairs and putting a woman in harm’s way. Regardless of how we feel about abortion, we can all agree that a woman needs and deserves the highest quality medical care possible. And we can also all agree that Alabama’s pocketbook can’t afford any more unnecessary litigation.”

CONTACT: Media Desk, ACLU of Alabama, 334-420-1750,