Lawmakers Pass a Restrictive Abortion Ban as Time Runs Out in the Session
Carol M. Highsmith,Library of Congress
The clock is ticking toward the end of the Alabama legislative session. This past week was dominated by news people around the world were talking about: state lawmakers passed what is considered the most restrictive abortion bill in the nation. The measure makes performing an abortion a felony in almost all cases. WBHM’s Gigi Douban asked Don Dailey, host of Alabama Public Television’s Capitol Journal, whether he noticed a shift from last week’s chaos in the Senate to this week’s almost anticlimactic passing of the legislation.
Federal Judge Blocks Alabama Abortion Law
A federal judge has blocked Alabama’s near-total abortion ban, which was set to go into effect next month. The preliminary injunction will remain in effect until the “court resolves the case in full.”
Alabama’s Chemical Castration Law Draws Criticism
Certain convicted sex offenders in Alabama will soon have to undergo chemical castration if they want to be released on parole. That’s according to a bill signed into law this week by Gov. Kay Ivey.