By Dave Andrusko This morning’s 172-page opinion by U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson that overturned an Alabama law that required abortionists to have admitting privileges came as no surprise to anyone who followed the three-week trial in May and June that Thompson held without a jury. Equally unsurprising is that Alabama Attorney General Luther …Continue reading "Judge overturns Alabama law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges"
By Dave Andrusko With the agreement of both parties, last week U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson extended the Temporary Restraining Order he issued in June blocking a section of Alabama’s pro-life HB 57. The TRO, scheduled to expire in August, was extended to March 2014. The provision at issue is that the commonsense requirement that …Continue reading "Temporary Restraining Order extended in case of Alabama pro-life law"
By Dave Andrusko Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley today signed the multi-pronged Women’s Health and Safety Act which includes provisions to regulate so-called “webcam” abortions, require abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital, and require abortion clinics to meet the same building safety codes as ambulatory surgical centers. Webcam abortions refers to a huge …Continue reading "Alabama Governor signs bill regulating “WebCam” abortions"
By Dave Andrusko Alabama continues to solidify its reputation as a pro-life state with passage of the Women’s Health and Safety Act. On Tuesday the House passed HB57 by a vote 68-21. Hours before, the Senate voted 22-10 in favor. The bill now is on its way to Gov. Robert Bentley for his signature. In …Continue reading "Alabama bill regulating “WebCam” abortions on way to Governor’s desk for signature"