Skip to comments.Alabama Approves Amendment Saying Unborn Babies Have a “Right to Life”
Posted on 11/06/2018 8:53:51 PM PST by Morgana
Alabama voters proved once again that when people get a chance to go to the polls they generally vote for unborn children. And they did just that tonight by approving a amanemdment saying unborn babies have a right to life.
The proposed constitutional amendment asked voters to affirm that it is the public policy of this state to recognize and support the sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children, most importantly the right to life in all manners and measures appropriate and lawful. The amendment also would guarantee that the constitution of this state does not protect the right to abortion or require the funding of abortion.
Voters said yes by a 60-40 margin.
The vote came despite the Planned Parenthood abortion business spending $1.5 million to defeat it.
Yellowhammer News reports the out-of-state, dark money came from the abortion giant Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion groups. These groups spent about $1.5 million to attack Amendment 2, which would affirm unborn babies right to life in the Alabama constitution, according to the report.
Planned Parenthood has attacked the amendment repeatedly with misleading claims. Contrary to what Planned Parenthood says, the amendment would still allow exceptions for abortion when the mothers life is at stake. It would not punish women whose unborn babies die in miscarriages or stillbirth, or women who undergo infertility treatments or experience ectopic pregnancies.
Pro-life leaders, writing at Yellowhammer News, pointed out how ridiculous some of the claims have been:
We find it quite ironic that Planned Parenthood, the nations largest abortion provider where hundreds of thousands of babies are killed inside its clinics every year, and its allies are claiming that Amendment Two is anti-family, when the Amendment clearly declares the importance of protecting life.
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Amendment Two is emphatically pro-family and pro-life, and thats why the Amendment is a threat to Planned Parenthoods radical agenda.
State Rep. Matt Fridy, a pro-life Republican, previously said he had the future in mind when he proposed the amendment, according to the local news. He said he was thinking about Tennessee where the state Supreme Court ruled that a woman has a right to abortion under the state constitution.
That ruling made it basically impossible for Tennessee lawmakers to pass even moderate abortion regulations, such as parental consent for minors or a ban on taxpayer-funded abortions. In 2014, Tennessee voters approved a ballot measure to amend their constitution to make it clear there is no right to abortion.
Fridy said he wants to prevent the same potential court trouble in Alabama.
Thank you Alabama
Nice that there is some good news tonight.
Was proud to vote for such a great step.
I wonder if the Supreme Court will overturn it like they did to California Voters THREE TIMES concerning marriage between a man and woman
I was so happy to see that amendment on our ballots.
It was a no-brainer to vote “Yes”.
I think this State constitutional amendment is meant to get the issue before SCOTUS. Perhaps by then one of the Liberal Justices will have been replaced another Trump appointee. Thank goodness the Republicans increased their majority in the Senate.
Is it alive. Simple question, simple answer.
Overturning is less likely now with Trump’s 2 new picks.
OK, I’ve just added one more state to my list of of possible retirement locations.
Wow! Way to go, Alabama! That does give hope to tonight’s results. (this morning’s results, I should say).
Why elect that baby killer Senator then?
Me too! Made my heart happy to fill in that oval!
Because Roy Moore was trashed by media and others. Breaks my heart that was done to such a fine Christian man...sigh
Ironically amendment also passed allowing 10 Commandments to be displayed in government places...
The Alabama Constitution also says life begins at the moment of conception. The Alabama Supreme Court also elected a Chief Justice to replace Roy Moore. Hes Justice Tom Parker, whos an old friend of Moores and just as conservative. The Alabama Supreme Court is all republicans.
Well, we had to do something to make up for Doug Jones.
We also did this for some reason:
“Providing for certain religious rights and liberties; authorizing the display of the Ten Commandments on state property and property owned or administrated by a public school or public body; and prohibiting the expenditure of public funds in defense of the constitutionality of this amendment.”
The amendment would put the right of schools and public agencies to display the Ten Commandments in public settings in the state constitution.
Imagine having a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. No matter what your age. What a concept.
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