SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – Criticism of Alabama’s new law restricting nearly all abortions isn’t limited to Democrats. Longtime televangelist Pat Robertson calls the measure “extreme.”
He noted on CBN’s “The 700 Club” that the law doesn’t make exceptions for rape or incest, and he said the punishment of up to 99 years in prison for performing an abortion in Alabama is “extreme.”
“They want to challenge Roe v Wade, but my humble view is that this is not the case that we want to bring to the Supreme Court because I think this will lose,” he added.
The law makes nearly all abortions illegal except in cases where the mother’s life is in danger. In signing the bill Wednesday, Republican Governor Ivey said the bill is a “powerful testament to Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every life is precious.”
She added that because of the Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision, the law may be unenforceable.