Hundreds march against Alabama abortion ban

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After being raped by a co-worker two years ago, Samantha Blakely had an abortion.

Missouri followed a wave of conservative states passing restrictive abortion bans, including Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio and Georgia. "And women who are angry that a majority of men in the state legislature spoke for them".

Alabama passed an outright ban last week, including for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest, unless the woman's life is in danger.

Abortion is still legal in all 50 states. The state's governor Kay Ivey signed the bill a day later, with the law's architects pushing for the matter to be taken up in the Supreme Court, with the overturning of 1973's Roe vs Wade Ruling in their sight. "Also know that banning abortion will destroy more lives than it saves". "I don't think a prosecutor would actually look at this and say you have here all the elements to get this to a conviction". "(Or) I would have ended my life, if I'm being frank".

Overall, 45 percent of respondents said abortion should be allowed for any reason; 49 percent if the child will be born with Down syndrome; 56 percent if the child will be mentally disabled; and 67 percent if the child would be born with a life-threatening illness.

Women hold signs as they gather to march to the Capitol for women's rights, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Montgomery, Ala.

Ivey said on Monday that tourism in Alabama is strong.

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"I saw that our reproductive rights were under attack", said Blakely, wearing a red shirt with the word "woman" on the front. "I just firmly believe that a woman should be given a choice to make a decision of whatever she chooses".

"As most people know, and for those who would like to know, I am strongly Pro-Life, with the three exceptions - Rape, Incest and protecting the Life of the mother - the same position taken by Ronald Reagan", Trump said on Twitter.

She called it a "travesty" and said she prayed for the women who will "suffer at the hands of this system".

"I don't see the point of highlighting the color of the skin of senators or people. doesn't matter!" complained a follower.

As a government lawyer in 1990, John Roberts said the idea that women are entitled to privately decide whether to continue a pregnancy has "no support in the text, structure, or history of the Constitution".

One of the Republican appointees is Chief Justice John Roberts and many legal commentators are tipping that his decision could go against his conservative roots.

Among his administration's actions, federal health officials in February rewrote rules for the federal Title X family-planning program to prevent organizations from receiving grants if they provide abortion or refer patients for abortions.