Appearing Wednesday on CNN’s New Day, Alabama State Senate Minority Leader Bobby Singleton (D) compared the State Senate’s passage of what could be the country’s strictest abortion law to the act of rape.
As the Alabama Senate passed a near-total abortion ban, State Sen. Bobby Singleton says he spoke out against it because of his daughters.— CNN (@CNN) May 15, 2019
If one of them had to look at a “rapist in the face for the rest of her life, I just couldn't take it as a father.” https://t.co/ZR3frk56wc pic.twitter.com/WXolM2zn6Q
Lawmakers on Tuesday evening voted 25-6 to pass the bill, which criminalizes all abortions except for when the life of the mother is at risk. Under the law, doctors will face prison sentences ranging from 10- to-99-years who perform an abortion and up to 10 years in jail for doctors who try doing so.