Alabama governor says abortion law reflects value for 'sanctity of life'

Alabama governor says abortion law reflects value for 'sanctity of life'

May 20th, 2019 by Associated Press in Breaking News

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey gives a thumbs-up during Inauguration Day on the steps of the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery, Ala., Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey began her first full term Monday. (Jake Crandall/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says the state's new abortion ban reflects Alabamians' value for the "sanctity of life."

Ivey made the comments Monday. Last week she signed the legislation that bans abortion in almost all cases.

Asked about criticism the state has received, Ivey responded that the Legislature has spoken and the ban "underscores the sanctity of life the people of Alabama value so highly."

The Republican governor was asked about the ban after a news conference about the state tourism industry.

Ivey says she does not think the ban will hurt the state tourism or industrial recruitment.

The law does not take effect for six months and it is anticipated that it will be blocked by the courts.


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