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Saturday, 18 May 2019

Televangelist Pat Robertson Says Alabama’s “Extreme” Abortion Law “Goes Too Far”

[Waking Times]: his week, multiple southern states have moved to ban abortion under very strict penalties, sparking backlash across the country.As The Mind Unleashed reported earlier this week, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed HB314 into law, a bill that outlaws nearly all abortion, and gives no exemption for cases of rape or incest.

The bill also reclassifies abortion as a Class A felony, which is punishable by up to 99 years in prison for doctors who perform the procedure.

The bill was so harsh that it even had some unlikely conservative critics, including televangelist Pat Robertson. Robertson is strongly against abortion, but believes that the law obviously goes too far and is simply not reasonable enough to overturn Roe vs. Wade in the supreme court.

“I think Alabama has gone too far. It’s an extreme law and they want to challenge Roe vs. Wade but my humble view is that this is not the case we want to bring to the Supreme Court because I think this one will lose… The Alabama case, God bless them, they’re trying to do something, but I don’t think that’s the case that I’d want to bring to the Supreme Court,”Robertson said on his show “The 700 Club,” according to The Hill.

It seems that Robertson is mostly objecting to the law for strategic reasons, but if one of the most extreme conservative figures in the country understands that this is an extreme law, it should make supporters of this legislation reconsider what they are advocating.

As the controversy was still swirling from the passage of the Alabama law, Missouri passed their own anti-abortion legislation in the middle of the night just days later. Under the new Missouri bill, doctors performing the procedure could spend up to 15 years in prison.

The Missouri measure still needs to be voted on by the state House and then approved by Republican Governor Mike Parson before it becomes law. However, Parson strongly supports the bill and has promised to sign it, and the Missouri House is also expected to vote in favor of the bill....read more>>>...

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