Following closely in the footsteps of Ohio and Georgia, Alabama’s state Senate passed a bill this week that would ban nearly every form of abortion in the state. If signed into law by Gov. Kay Ivey, it would officially be the most restrictive abortion law in the country, and it would almost certainly be challenged by pro-abortion legal groups in court.
That, according to many Republicans in the state, is exactly the point.
In addition to voting on legislation they believe is right for their voters, lawmakers in all three states believe that the time is ripe to put abortion before the Supreme Court once again. While the twin rulings of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey almost certainly put these laws on the wrong side of existing federal authority, that only holds true if and when the high court upholds the precedent. Whether they do that by actively getting involved or merely by allowing a lower court’s ruling against the laws to stand, it will be an affirmation of those earlier cases.
If, however, they take up one of these laws and reexamine the pretenses under which those rulings were decided? Well, that could be a whole different ballgame.
And that is what frightens the hell out of the Democrats.
Just listen to Alabama State Sen. Bobby Singleton go off the deep end while attacking the bill.
“You don’t care anything about babies for real you just kicked them in the stomach, and you aborted them yourself! You just aborted the state of Alabama with your rhetoric with this bill!” Singleton screamed in the session. “You just aborted the state of Alabama yourself, and all of you should be put in jail for this abortion that you just laid on the state of Alabama! This is just a shame, this is a disgrace, and it’s a travesty!”
But wait, there’s more!
“You just aborted the state of Alabama! You just raped Alabama with this bill that you about to send out here, and the governor, when you sign it, you just raped the state of Alabama yourself! You just aborted and raped the state of Alabama!” Singleton continued. “You just raped every little baby, you just raped every little girl, you just raped every woman who been raped by women, you just raped her all over again! Yes I said it! And I hope your conscience is eating your head up!”
If Republicans had misgivings about the bill, we’re sure that listening to Singleton’s unhinged rant gave them some peace of mind. If the other side consists of people like Singleton, Planned Parenthood, Alyssa Milano, and Andrew Cuomo…you can be pretty sure you’re doing the right thing.