“Opponents of the legislation have vowed to sue to block the measure if it becomes law. They said that they would argue that Alabama would have unlawfully restricted access to abortion, a right that the courts have repeatedly reaffirmed since Roe.
‘Passing bills that they know will be struck down in federal court are a waste of millions of taxpayer dollars that could be going to address the urgent needs in our communities,’ the American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama said in a statement. ‘Ignoring those needs in favor of scoring political points is an irresponsible use of their power and privilege.’
In the statement issued before the bill’s turbulent appearance on the Senate floor, the A.C.L.U. warned, ‘If the full Senate and governor insist on passing this bill, they will see us in court.’”
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