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Women Tweet Their Hearts Out Against Alabama Abortion Ban That Doesn't Spare Even Rape Victims

Women constitute at least 51% of Alabama's population; however, 85% of its lawmakers are male. The abortion ban has thus sparked a debate on whether male politicians should even have a say in what women choose to do with their bodies.

Jashodhara Mukherjee | News18.com

Updated:May 18, 2019, 5:49 PM IST
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Women Tweet Their Hearts Out Against Alabama Abortion Ban That Doesn't Spare Even Rape Victims
Women constitute at least 51% of Alabama's population; however, 85% of its lawmakers are male. The abortion ban has thus sparked a debate on whether male politicians should even have a say in what women choose to do with their bodies.
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On Wednesday, the Alabama government passed a 'near total abortion ban' in the state, thereby criminalizing the procedure. Abortion in the state would be banned under all circumstances unless carrying the baby to term would pose a serious threat to the mother's health. In all other conditions, abortion is being classified as Class A felony and would be punishable by upto 99 years in prison.

The law makes no exceptions for victims of rape or incest.

The reason being cited in this case is that every life is precious and a gift from god, and therefore deems abortion as murder. This happens to be the most restrictive anti-abortion law in the United States since 1973.

As per a report by the BBC, women constitute at least 51% of Alabama's population; however, 85% of its lawmakers are male. The abortion ban has thus sparked a debate on whether male politicians should even have a say in what women choose to do with their bodies.

Following the ban, there was a massive outrage in Alabama with women flocking to the Alabama State House in protest. The verdict is simple, women in Alabama have lost complete control over their bodies. What is more alarming is the fact that this just takes us one step closer to the dystopian world that Maragaret Atwood had imagined for women.

On Friday, Missouri also became the seventh state to impose a ban on abortions; their law, however, has a different clause. According to the new motion, abortion after eight weeks of pregnancy would be declared illegal.

Numerous celebrities have also spoken up against the same. For instance, Reese Witherspoon tweeted, "This is Unconstitutional and Abhorrent. We can not tolerate this attack on women’s fundamental rights." Lady Gaga also supported the notion, "no uterus, no opinion."

This is how Twitterati reacted to the anti-abortion laws:

Countless women have spoken up about the same, saying that the law isn't just about abortion; instead, it is about controlling women and restricting their freedom.

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