Sen. Gillibrand: US Doesn’t Back Alabama Anti-Abortion Bill
Written by MagaFirstNews on May 15, 2019
Alabama’s passing of an anti-abortion bill, which awaits being signed by Alabama’s female governor, does not have the support of the “American people,” according to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., a 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidate.
“This is not something the American people support – 70% of Americans want safe, legal abortion to be available to women when they need it,” Sen. Gillibrand told “MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle” on Wednesday. “They believe in women’s civil rights and human rights and they believe that those healthcare decisions, those most intimate and difficult healthcare decisions, should be made by a woman, her family, and her doctor.”
Gillibrand called the bill an “outrage” and “an attack on women’s basic human rights and civil rights.”
“It is a women’s health issue,” Gillibrand told Ruhle. “And the Alabama law is the most severe law that’s been passed to date.
“In fact, it will put a doctor in jail for 99 years for meeting the needs of a woman’s health. It criminalizes abortion even in instances of incest and rape. And it will basically make it impossible for women to seek the reproductive care that they need when they need it.”