More abortion bills introduced in Alabama legislature

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — One week after the country’s most restrictive anti-abortion bill was signed into law, Alabama lawmakers approved another anti-abortion bill. 

“I really do not see the controversy on this issue, I do not see how anyone with a conscience could oppose rendering aid to a child born alive,” Rep. Ginny Shaver (R-Leesburg) said.

Tuesday, the House passed a bill that punishes doctors who do not provide reasonable care to a baby that survives an abortion. 

“This bill is so ridiculous, it’s not worth discussing,” Rep. John Rogers (D-Birmingham) said. 

Democrats debated with the bill sponsor Rep. Shaver for nearly an hour before the passage of the bill, 66-18. 

Wednesday, pro-life advocates took to the Capitol steps to support the most recent anti-abortion bill. 

“I support life at all stages, no matter the circumstances,” Becky Gerritson said.

The pro-life/pro-women rally was put on by the National Students for Pro-life organization. 

“Growing up in the South it was very hard to find people that looked like me who saw how important the pro-life movement is,” Elizabeth Parker said. 

A lone protester attempted to clash with pro-life advocates. He was later escorted away by state troopers. 

Inside that legislature, Senator Vivian Figures (D-Mobile) has filed a bill to reverse the Alabama Human Life Protection Act. 

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