MONTGOMERY -- Today, the Health committee in the Alabama House of Representatives passed HB314, a bill that would criminalize abortion with no exceptions for rape or incest. The following is a statement from the ACLU of Alabama. 

"We are disappointed that the House Health committee chose to pass HB314, an abortion ban bill that will cost the state and do nothing to help Alabama women or families. There are at least 14 other cases already being litigated around abortion access, with any of them potentially on their way to the Supreme Court and two are already there. Alabama doesn't need to be another pawn in the fight over abortion.

Instead, we hope that the Legislature will begin focusing on proven ways to reduce abortion without costly litigation by increasing access to birth control and comprehensive sex education."