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