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AL Senate Passes Near Total ‘Abortion’ Ban Bill – HB314 May 14 (HB314 is not a Personhood Bill)

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Christians for Personhood ( CP )
Columbia, South Carolina
May 15, 2019

AL Senate Passes Near Total ‘Abortion’ Ban Bill

HB314 May 14 ( HB314 is not a Personhood Bill )


living unborn baby at eight weeks
http://clinicquotes.com/abortion-at-8-weeks-pictures/

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AL.com
Alabama abortion ban bill passes: No exceptions for rape, incest; Bill awaits Kay Ivey decision
A look at the process in the Alabama Senate as legislators eventually voted to approve the nation’s toughest abortion law.
https://www.al.com/news/de8b00-alabama-abortion-bill.html
Updated: May 15, 2019, 11:20 AM; Posted: May 14, 2019, 11:20 AM

AL.com
Alabama abortion ban passes overwhelmingly with no changes
https://www.al.com/news/2019/05/alabama-abortion-ban-passes-overwhelmingly-with-no-changes.html
May 15, 2019


Rep. Terri Collins, R-Decatur, speaks at a press conference after her bill to make abortion a felony in Alabama won final passage in the state Senate. On the left is Sen. Clyde Chambliss, R-Prattville, who handled the bill in the Senate. Rep. Rich Wingo, R-Tuscaloosa, a co-sponsor of the legislation, is on the right.

Excerpts:

Alabama lawmakers aiming to challenge abortion rights nationally are one step from their goal of putting an almost total ban on the procedure into state law.

The Senate tonight voted 25-6 to pass a bill to make it a felony for a doctor to perform an abortion.
The bill is a priority for the Legislature’s Republican majority. Tonight’s vote sends it to Republican Gov. Kay Ivey, who could sign it into law.


AL.com
Alabama passes abortion ban: Hollywood, lawmakers weigh in; what they’re saying around the country
https://www.al.com/news/2019/05/alabama-passes-abortion-ban-hollywood-lawmakers-weigh-in-what-theyre-saying-around-the-country.html
May 15, 2019

Excerpt:
Alabama’s passage of the nation’s strictest abortion law – one that would make it a felony for doctors to perform the procedure – passed the State Senate last night. Only Gov. Kay Ivey’s signature stands between the measure and enactment, a move that pro-choice groups said will trigger a wave of lawsuits.

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Christians for Personhood comments:

Alabama HB314 is a near total “abortion” ban bill – the strongest bill banning almost all “abortions” in the United States.  However, the bill has “exceptions” and so is not a true, principled Personhood bill.  HB314 does not establish legal personhood at fertilization ( conception ) with no “exceptions” for all human beings.  Furthermore, HB314 is also flawed because it never holds the mother accountable as either a principal or accessory in those circumstances where such is warranted.

HB314
is stronger than the recent ‘Heartbeat’ bills, and bans nearly all surgical and RU486 “abortions” (child-murders) committed upon women who are known to be pregnant, including banning rape and incest “abortions”.  However HB314 does not ban early abortifacient chemical “abortions”, and has certain “exceptions”.

Specifically, HB314 still allows killing the baby in the case of “lethal anomaly” and “serious health risk” to the mother.
HB314 also never holds the woman accountable as a principal or even as an accessory in those circumstances where such is warranted.

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Bill Summary: AL HB314
https://legiscan.com/AL/bill/HB314/2019
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]
[ Note: Final version of bill as passed by Senate May 14, 2019 was identical to bill as introduced April 2, 2019. ]

Bill Text: AL HB314
https://legiscan.com/AL/text/HB314/id/1980843/Alabama-2019-HB314-Introduced.pdf
Excerpts [ emphasis, comments added ]:

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT

Relating to abortion; to make abortion and attempted abortion felony offenses except in cases where abortion is necessary [ sic ] in order to prevent a serious health risk to the unborn child’s mother; to provide that a woman who receives an abortion will not be held criminally culpable or civilly liable for receiving the abortion;

continued…

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA:

Section 1. This act shall be known as The Alabama Human Life Protection Act.

continued..

Section 3. As used in this act, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

(1) ABORTION. The use or prescription of any instrument, medicine, drug, or any other substance or device with the intent to terminate the pregnancy of a woman known to be pregnant with knowledge that the termination by those means will with reasonable likelihood cause the death
of the unborn child. The term does not include these activities if done with the intent to save the life or preserve the health of an unborn child, remove a dead unborn child, to deliver the unborn child prematurely to avoid a serious health risk to the unborn child’s mother, or to preserve the health of her unborn child. The term does not include a procedure or act to terminate the pregnancy of a woman with an ectopic pregnancy, nor does it include the procedure or act to terminate the pregnancy of a woman when the unborn child has a lethal anomaly.

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Section 4. (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to intentionally perform or attempt to perform an abortion except as provided for by subsection (b).

(b) An abortion shall be permitted if an attending physician licensed in Alabama determines that an abortion is necessary [ sic ] in order to prevent a serious health risk to the unborn child’s mother. …

continued…

Section 5. No woman upon whom an abortion is performed or attempted to be performed shall be criminally or civilly liable. Furthermore, no physician confirming the serious health risk to the child’s mother shall be criminally or civilly liable for those actions.

Section 6. (a) An abortion performed in violation of this act is a Class A felony.

(b) An attempted abortion performed in violation of this act is a Class C felony.

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Section 8. The construction of existing statutes and regulations that regulate or recognize abortion in Alabama that are in conflict with or antagonistic to this act shall be repealed as null and void and shall recognize the prohibition of abortion as provided in this act. If this act is challenged and enjoined pending a final judicial decision, the existing statutes and regulations that regulate or recognize abortion shall remain in effect during that time.

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Christians for Personhood comments:

It should also be noted, that while rare, not every medically-defined ectopic pregnancy is lethal to the mother, and there are examples of certain such unborn children surviving and being born.  Not all medically-defined ectopic pregnanices are “tubal ectopic” pregnances.  See the testimony of an ectopic pregnancy survivor himself in the documentary video below of various testimonies of pregnancies in difficult circumstances handled in love and with a respect for the sanctity of human life, at video time 44:45.

Pro-Life Without Exception [ Testimonies ]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=8&v=zwazODlTOBk
Is abortion helpful in cases of rape or incest? What about fetal deformity? What about threats to the life or health of the mother? Hear the stories of those who have actually been involved in these difficult circumstance.

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Although HB314 defines an UNBORN CHILD, CHILD or PERSON as a human being, HB314‘s “exceptions” render the bill flawed insofar as identifying the bill as a Personhood Bill.  HB314 is not a Personhood Bill. While HB314 is better than “Heartbeat” bills, HB314 fails to learn from criticisms of the US Supreme Court on aspects of the Texas law overturned in Roe v Wade in Footnote #54 of the Roe Opinion:

ROE v. WADE FindLaw – Footnote #54
https://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-supreme-court/410/113.html#f54

United States Supreme Court
ROE v. WADE (1973)
No. 70-18
Argued: December 13, 1971    Decided: January 22, 1973

[ Reargued: October 11, 1972 – this is where personhood of the “fetus” is emphasized – search for “oyez.org, Roe” for audio and transcript ]

[ Footnote 54 ] When Texas urges that a fetus is entitled to Fourteenth Amendment protection as a person, it faces a dilemma. Neither in Texas nor in any other State are all abortions prohibited. Despite broad proscription, an exception always exists. The exception contained [410 U.S. 113, 158]   in Art. 1196, for an abortion procured or attempted by medical advice for the purpose of saving the life of the mother, is typical. But if the fetus is a person who is not to be deprived of life without due process of law, and if the mother’s condition is the sole determinant, does not the Texas exception appear to be out of line with the Amendment’s command?

There are other inconsistencies between Fourteenth Amendment status and the typical abortion statute. It has already been pointed out, n. 49, supra, that in Texas the woman is not a principal or an accomplice with respect to an abortion upon her. If the fetus is a person, why is the woman not a principal or an accomplice? Further, the penalty for criminal abortion specified by Art. 1195 is significantly less than the maximum penalty for murder
prescribed by Art. 1257 of the Texas Penal Code. If the fetus is a person, may the penalties be different?

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Additional reports:

PERSONHOOD ACT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
AND SCRIPTURAL BASIS OF HUMAN LAWS
Christians for Personhood newsletter
Steve Lefemine, Christian pro-life missionary
exec. dir., Christians for Personhood
December 31, 2018

Personhood Report: In Law, No Exceptions to Human Personhood
November 30, 2018 / Edited December 4, 2018

Personhood Report: No Exceptions to Personhood
January 27, 2018

No Exceptions
http://christiansforpersonhood.com/index.php/no-exceptions/

Pro-Life Without Exception [ Testimonies ]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=8&v=zwazODlTOBk
Video – 58:33
Views – 6,038

Is abortion helpful in cases of rape or incest? What about fetal deformity? What about threats to the life or health of the mother? Hear the stories of those who have actually been involved in these difficult circumstance.