Rapists in Alabama to Face Less Prison Time Than Doctors Who Perform Abortions for Rape Victims

In a shockingly draconian move, Alabama just passed an abortion ban with no exceptions for rape or incest.

House Bill 314—or the “Human Life Protection Act”—passed in Alabama’s State Senate after a 25 to 6 vote on Tuesday. The bill now heads to the desk of Alabama’s Governor Kay Ivey. If the Republican governor signs the bill, it will become law.

While HB 314 leaves no exceptions for rape or incest, it does allow for abortions when “necessary in order to prevent a serious...

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