We are about to find out just how committed pro-life Americans really are, because the Alabama abortion bill just signed by the governor is serious business.
As someone who is pro-life, I appreciate the sentiment behind the bill that Governor Kay Ivey signed—the previous “lines in the sand” like trimesters and fetal heartbeats are a kind of incrementalism that cedes ground to the pro-abortion arguments that it’s a “right” and that there is a “place and time” for taking innocent lives.
But get ready for what happens now.
One interesting theory has it that Alabama lawmakers actually hope the Supremes take up theirs AND Georgia’s “heartbeat” bill together, and splits the difference, amending Roe to uphold Georgia, while striking down Alabama. In that case, the Alabama bill was like a sacrifice fly hit to score a run. It’s not hard to imagine this happening.
Follow your heart. Know how the game will be played. Be ready.