A CBS reporter tried asking Republican Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey a hostile question about the anti-abortion bill that was passed in the state and the governor absolutely flattened her.
During a segment Wednesday night on CBS “Evening News,” reporter Jericka Duncan suggested “the Alabama bill has reignited the debate over abortion,” effectively showing how the media has ignored the longtime efforts of the pro-life movement.
Duncan asked Ivey: “Where is the money coming from to support people who aren’t ready to be mothers or aren’t financially stable to take care of a child?” Ivey fired back, “You simply cannot defer protecting the lives of unborn children because of costs.”
Ivey fired back: “You simply cannot defer protecting lives of unborn children because of cost.”
CBS's @JerickaDuncan to Alabama @GovernorKayIvey before she signed the #AlabamaAbortionBan bill: "Where is the money coming from to support people who aren't ready to be mothers or aren't financially stable to take care of a child?" Ivey fired back you can't put a $$ on life. pic.twitter.com/wHMCNsOsGJ
— NewsBusters (@newsbusters) May 15, 2019
On Wednesday, Alabama’s legislature passed a bill that would make performing an abortion a felony at any stage of pregnancy with almost no exceptions.
This is arguably the strongest pro-life bill in the country, and liberals are not happy about it.
As expected, it did not take long for several Democratic presidential candidates to freak out and go nuts over the anti-abortion bill:
“This is an outrage and it’s nothing short of an attack on women’s basic human rights and civil rights and it’s something that women of America are going to have to fight against with everything they’ve got,” New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Wednesday on MSNBC.
Former Vice President Joe Biden tweeted, “Republicans in AL, FL, GA, and OH are ushering in laws that clearly violate Roe v Wade and they should be declared unconstitutional. Roe v Wade is settled law and should not be overturned.”
Campaigning in New Hampshire on Wednesday, California Sen. Kamala Harris said of the Alabama abortion law: “This will not stand.”
In Alabama and other conservative states, anti-abortion politicians and activists emboldened by the addition of conservative justices to the U.S. Supreme Court hope to ignite legal fights and eventually overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, putting an end to the right to abortion.
The U.S. Constitution does not specifically address abortion. But abortion-rights activists argue the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, as cited by the Supreme Court in the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, includes a “right to privacy” that allows women to decide whether to have an abortion.
On Tuesday evening, the Alabama Senate made a very historic decision to ban abortions with no exceptions for rape or incest.
The bill was passed with a vote of 25-6 and was signed by Ivey later on Wednesday.
Democrats are saying that this is “political grandstanding” by the Republicans, but there’s not much they can do about it.
This is arguably the strongest anti-abortion, pro-life bill in the country, and many Americans are cheering Alabama and Ivey for getting this passed.