ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WKRG) — There is little doubt in Montgomery Governor Kay Ivey will sign abortion ban legislation into law setting the stage for a legal battle to begin.
“As someone who strongly supports the right to life, I embrace this fight,” said Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall. “To be able to show how science has changed, how knowledge has changed and to allow the court to eventually re-examine what it factually based their decision on Roe.”
There is not a question of “if” the abortion ban will be challenged — Planned Parenthood and the ACLU have already made that clear.
A statement released by ACLU of Alabama Executive Director Randall Marshall says in part: “…will file a lawsuit to stop this unconstitutional ban and protect every woman’s right to make her own choice about her healthcare, her body, and her future.”
“I’m sure we will be in litigation shortly after it’s signed into law,” said Marshall, adding that his office will be ready. “My responsibility is to defend the laws of the state and that’s what we intend to do here.”
If Governor Ivey signs the ban into law it wouldn’t take effect for another six months. But any legal challenge would delay it even further.