MONTGOMERY, AL (WIAT)– It’s been almost one week since Alabama’s abortion bill was signed into law, and lawmakers and the governor are standing by the bill.
Governor Kay Ivey joined the Department of Tourism Monday to announce new tourism numbers.
“Last year Alabama had one million more visitors to our state than the previous year,” said Gov. Ivey.
“We’re going to continue to market Alabama in the very same positive way we have,” said Lee Sentell.
The fallout surrounding the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, which criminalizes abortions, continues.
President Donald Trump suggested in a tweet that Alabama’s law may have gone too far.
“The bill passed the House and Senate overwhelmingly and the amendment to include exceptions was defeated, so the legislature has spoken,” said Gov. Ivey.
The state saw $1.8 billion from tourism in 2018, and Ivey says she doesn’t see those numbers declining.