Activists across the country are taking to the streets protesting anti-abortion laws sweeping the nation. The most extreme, in Alabama where abortions are now illegal in virtually all cases including rape and incest. Doctors performing abortions could face up to 99 years behind bars.
An anti-abortion bill is facing a legislative test in Louisiana and Missouri’s governor could sign a law as early as this week banning most abortions after the eighth week of pregnancy.
CGTN’s Nitza Soledad Perez has this report from St. Louis, Missouri.
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- Jessie Hill is an associate dean and law professor at Case Western Reserve University.
- Cindy Pearson is the executive director of the National Women’s Health Network.
- Kayla Roberts is the co-founder of the Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund.
- Joshua Edmonds is the executive director of the Georgia Life Alliance.
The Alabama Senate passes the most restrictive abortion ban in the US, making it a felony with very limited exceptions https://t.co/ruAkXiu51g pic.twitter.com/Xw1w8jty4u
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) May 15, 2019
Missouri lawmakers approve extreme eight-week abortion ban https://t.co/RqREoMReZI
— The Guardian (@guardian) May 18, 2019