Alabama Governor signs Alabama Human Life Protection Act

On May 15, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, a bill that criminalizes performing an abortion in Alabama. In a statement Ivey said the bill is ‘unenforceable’ because of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. She said supporters of the bill, who believe ‘every life is precious and … a sacred gift from God,’ believe it is time for the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit the issue of legalized abortion and this act may be ‘the best opportunity’ for review.