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Internet Shames All 25 White GOP Men Who Voted For Controversial Alabama Abortion Ban


Internet Shames All 25 White GOP Men Who Voted For Controversial Alabama Abortion Ban

Alabama’s new law that bans nearly all abortions in the state, including in cases of rape and incest, was passed by a group of exclusively white, male politicians.

Late Tuesday, 25 out of the Alabama Senate’s 27 Republicans voted to pass the legislation, called the Human Life Protection Act, by a 25-6 margin.

The bill would make abortion a crime punishable by 10 to 99 years in prison for doctors who perform the procedure, with exceptions only for cases to save a mother’s life.

Since the bill’s passage late Tuesday evening, a number of activists and Twitter users have blasted the measure and drawn attention to the gender and race of the Republicans who voted in favor of the bill.

“These 25 white men — all Republicans — just voted to ban abortion in Alabama,” Col. Morris D. Davis, who previously served as the chief prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay during the George W. Bush administration, said in a tweet.

“I lived in Alabama for 7+ years. No place cherishes its bigotry and ignorance like Alla-Damn-Bama,” he continued. “Shame that ⁦@MercedesBenz⁩ and ⁦@Hyundai⁩ chose to locate there.”

Nahanni Fontaine, who currently serves as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba in Canada, called the bill’s passage “some backwards, archaic, intentionally repressive crap.”

“These 25 men, who will never be pregnant, just legislated more rights to rapists than to women, girls & victims of rape/incest,” she said.

The anti-abortion legislation now heads to Gov. Kay Ivey’s (R) desk for her signature. Ivey has not said publicly whether she will sign the bill.


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