Abortions In Alabama Could Mean Life In Prison, Celebrities Weigh In

by Taylor Staggers

May 17, 2019

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Many celebrities including Rihanna, Janelle Monáe, and Lizzo have spoken out with their disgust and disapproval of Alabama’s new Abortion law. Ava DuVernay also took to Twitter writing, “Realize that this is a warning. It’s Alabama and abortion today. It’s you and your rights tomorrow. Your silence will not save you. So speak up.”

Senators in Alabama have passed a law deeming abortions a felony offense punishable for up to 99 years in prison. Making the law even more strict, the lawmakers have declined to allow exceptions for cases of rape or incest. This law is part of the Human Life Act, which the state’s governor, Kay Ivey signed on Wednesday.

The passage of this law has sparked many protests and debates regarding women’s rights and the extent the government can or should impact a woman’s choice for her pregnancy.

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