Speak Out: Abortion debate

Alabama’s Republican governor has signed the nation’s strictest abortion ban into law, making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases, punishable by up to life in prison, and with no exceptions for rape and incest.

Gov. Kay Ivey said the law she signed Wednesday is a testament to the belief that “every life is a sacred gift from God.”

• Direct violation of the separation of church and state. District courts will ban this nearly immediately followed by the Supreme Court. — Eddie Curley

• So the rapist has joint custody of the zygote/blastocyst of the raped female (could be a 10-year-old girl). Are you kidding me? — Cheri Zatko-Coseglia

• This is sickening. Women are not property, we are people and we deserve to be in charge of what happens to our OWN bodies. — Lisa Lynne James

• I really never understood how people could stop a beating heart and be OK with it. Whatever religion you are, stopping someone’s heart is wrong. — Mercedez Halliday

• How about we invoke God and make tattoos illegal. And mixing fabrics. And may want to throw in dietary restrictions that must be adhered to, and sacrificing children. Can’t just have what works for you. — Kim Klabe

• This will only increase unsafe abortions. Is that want “Christians” want? — Elizabeth Kenney

• There is no credible or accepted scientific or medical opposition to the fact that a new genetically distinct human organism begins with fertilization and that, simply stated, human life begins at conception. I challenge any of you to find a study that claims otherwise. Talk of “clumps of cells”, or arbitrary goal posts of when a “fetus” becomes “human” is entirely the realm of the political. — Matt Bucher

• I can accept that point in this discussion. But if we are going to completely ban abortion then we need to make laws that require that paternity be clearly established and then make that father responsible for the resulting child (and not just financially) until the child reaches 18 years of age. — Brian P Slattery

• Perhaps this will help stop abortions being used as birth control. I don’t agree with no exception for rape or incest where the woman is a victim. — Bob Aellis

• Abortion is a 10th Amendment issue. If Roe vs. Wade is overturned, it doesn’t make abortion illegal nationwide; it simply returns it to the purview of the individual states where it properly belongs. — John Daliani

• These are the same people who abandoned these children and their mothers after birth. It is a disgusting double standard to place so much worth on a embryo and turn away from a living breathing child and their family. — Rose Bowler

• As a pro-life person and a constitutionalist, all I can do is shake my head. The morons made it illegal for someone to leave the state and get an abortion, making this completely unconstitutional. Will never make it past the lowest court. — Todd Ruckle

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