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Alabama approves the law that prohibits abortion

Washington / The Alabama Legislature today approved a bill that prohibits abortion in that southern state and thus challenges the legality of this practice in the United States, enshrined in a Supreme Court ruling of 1973.

The Upper House of Alabama today approved the bill by 25 votes in favor and 6 against after the House made it in April, so the approval of the text is now in the hands of the governor, Kay Ivey, that must ratify it.

Kay Ivey, a Republican, has not expressed support for the project at the moment.

The bill approved by the Legislature is the most restrictive of those processed to date in the US. and prohibits abortion even in cases of rape and incest, only allowing it when the health of the mother is in danger.

The amendment introduced by the Democrats to allow abortion in the text of rape and incest was rejected by 21 votes to 11.

It is presumed a long legal battle against the ruling of the Supreme Court of 1973

The promoters of the project are aware that the law will not take effect, at least for now, as it contradicts the Supreme Court ruling of 1973 known as “Roe v. Wade”, which legalized the practice of abortion throughout the country.

Their goal, however, is to start a legal battle to bring the bill to the High Court so that its judges can reconsider the 1973 ruling and therefore the legality of abortion in the United States.

“This project is going to challenge ‘Roe v. Wade’ and protect the lives of the unborn,” acknowledged her promoter, Republican Rep. Terri Collins.

“This is the path by which we will eventually get where we want to go,” he added.

In the United States, interference by the State in the pregnancy of women is illegal

In U.S.A. abortion is legal in practice since the 1973 Supreme Court declared unconstitutional any interference by the State in the decision of the woman about the pregnancy.

In recent years, however, the conservative movement has tried to get the High Court, right-wing majority, to re-examine its constitutionality to reverse the 1973 decision.

The arrival of Donald Trump to the White House and the Supreme Court appointments of Conservative judges Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh have brought renewed hope for those who long for its ban.

Meanwhile, the Republican Party has tried to overcome this ruling by adopting rules that hinder access to abortion protected by religious rights and women’s health.

Trump has withdrawn public funding to family planning clinics that offer abortions, a move aimed primarily at Planned Parenthood, the largest of these organizations in the country against which conservatives have a crusade. (May 15, 2019, EFE / PracticaEspañol)

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la defensa de la vida humana
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las ayudas legales a la maternidad
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la regulación de los nonatos
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La noticia dice que... / This news say that...
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Alabama prohibe abortar en cualquier caso
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Alabama prohibe abortar salvo peligro para la vida de la madre
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Alabama emprende una batalla legal en Estados Unidos
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inmediatamente
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no se sabe
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¿Por qué no se aplica? /Why it does not apply...
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Porque es inconstitucional decidir por la mujer según una sentencia del Supremo estadounidense
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Porque va a ser recurrida
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algunos americanos celebran la decisión de Alabama
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algunos americanos se manifiestan en defensa de los nonatos
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algunos americanos apoyan el aborto
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