Democratic 2020 candidates lash out at Alabama bill making abortion a felony

Mail Online | 5/15/2019 | David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor For;Wires
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Democratic presidential candidates are condemning Alabama's approval of a ban on nearly all abortions, and warning that Republican-controlled legislatures around the country may follow suit.

'This is wrong. This is unconstitutional,' Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar tweeted.

Former - Texas - Rep - Beto - O'Rourke

Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke wrote on Twitter: 'We will fight these dangerous efforts with everything we’ve got in legislatures across the country.'

Under the Alabama bill, the only legal abortions would be those performed to protect a woman's life. Doctors could face 10 years in prison for attempting an abortion in any other circumstance, and 99 years for actually carrying out the procedure.

Vice - President - Joe - Biden - Front-runner

Former vice president Joe Biden, the early Democratic front-runner, touted his anti-abortion credentials, tweeting on Wednesday: 'Republicans in AL, FL, GA, and OH are ushering in laws that clearly violate Roe v Wade and they should be declared unconstitutional. Roe v Wade is settled law and should not be overturned. This choice should remain between a woman and her doctor.'

South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg criticized Alabama lawmakers for 'ignoring science, criminalizing abortion, and punishing women.'

'Instead - Government - Role - Women - Access

'Instead, the government's role should be to make sure all women have access to comprehensive affordable care, and that includes safe and legal abortion,' he wrote.

The Supreme Court affirmed women’s constitutional right to abortion in its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. President Donald Trump has added two conservative members to the court, changing its dynamic in a way that could end the case's authority.

New - York - Sen - Kirsten - Gillibrand

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand told CNN on Tuesday: 'It’s certainly the intention of President Trump and the Republican Party to...
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