May 27, 2021

Alabama Gov. Signs Born-Alive Protection Bill

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R)
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) on May 25 signed into law a bill protecting babies born alive after an attempted abortion.

The legislation says that if an infant is born alive after an attempted abortion, a doctor, “shall exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child as a reasonably diligent and conscientious physician would render to any other child born alive at any other location in this state at the same gestational age.”

The House passed the born-alive protection bill by a vote of 75-12, and the Senate passed it by a vote of 31-0.

According to National Right to Life, Alabama is the 36th state to enact a law protecting babies born alive during an attempted abortion.

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