Representative Anna V. Eskamani Responds to Extreme Anti-Abortion Legislation Passing in Alabama

Orlando, FL — Tonight the Alabama State Legislature passed one of the most extreme anti-abortion bills the country has ever seen. The bill would make it a crime for doctors to perform an abortion at any stage of a pregnancy, unless a woman’s life is threatened or in case of a lethal fetal anomaly. The vote was 25–6, with one abstention.

Representative Anna V. Eskamani offered the following statement in response:

“Every day, women across our country face the deeply personal decision of whether to continue their pregnancy. Every pregnancy and every woman’s circumstances are different. Instead of respecting a woman’s decision, anti-abortion opponents have resorted to inflammatory, shaming rhetoric and extreme laws that punish women and criminalize providers. The south has become ground-zero for anti-abortion legislation, with Georgia’s Governor signing a six-week abortion ban into law and now Alabama on the verge of signing a bill that would ban nearly all abortions. We stand in bold opposition to these laws, certain that they will fail when their constitutionality is tested, and prepared to continue our fight in protecting safe and legal access to abortion in Florida.”