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