Two high-profile groups in USA have filed lawsuit to challenge near-total abortion ban in the state of Alabama. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and non-profit organization Planned Parenthood want law overturned. The ACLU tweeted: "We've been clear. If you attack our constitutional right to reproductive freedom, we will sue." The bill is called "Human Life Protection Act". It bans all abortions in state, except when it "is necessary in order to prevent serious health risk" to the mother. The bill criminalizes the procedure and reclassifies abortion as Class A crime. Doctors who perform abortion could be imprisoned for up to 99 years.
Passions are running high in Alabama over abortion bill. One of biggest points of disagreement with the bill is that it contains no exceptions for incest and rape. President Donald Trump said he did not support ban because of the lack of exceptions. The Alabama House of Representatives and state Senate overwhelmingly rejected attempts to include those exceptions in law. Alabama's governor said even after incest and rape, life is of utmost importance. She said: "This legislation stands as powerful testament...that every life is precious and that every life is sacred gift from God." The two groups pushing for law to be reversed said it was "manmade public health emergency".