MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Less than 24 hours after the Alabama Senate passed HB314, the nation’s most restrictive ban on abortion that includes no exceptions for rape or incest, Governor Ivey has signed this legislation. According to the language in the bill, this ban does not go into effect until 6 months after it has been signed.
Randall Marshall, Executive Director of ACLU of Alabama:
“By signing this bill, the governor and her colleagues in the state legislature have decided to waste millions in Alabama taxpayer dollars in order to defend a bill that is simply a political effort to overturn 46 years of precedent that has followed the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision. We will not allow that to happen, and we will see them in court.
Despite the governor signing this bill, clinics will remain open, and abortion is still a safe, legal medical procedure at all clinics in Alabama."