CONTRIBUTED BY THE
OFFICE OF GOV. KAY IVEY
Following the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe, Governor Ivey issued the following statement last week.
“Today is a giant step forward for our country as, after decades, Roe is finally overturned. Folks, after almost 50 years of standing up for unborn babies, our prayers have been answered.
“The fight continues, though. Here in Alabama, we have been preparing for this day when the decision-making authority on abortion is rightfully returned to the states. In 2019, I was proud to sign into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, which is one of the strongest bans on abortion in the country. Currently, there is a halt by a federal judge on the enforcement of that law, but now that Roe is overturned, the state will immediately ask the court to strike down any legal barriers to enforcing this law. As I noted when I signed the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, every life is precious and a sacred gift from God. We will not relent in our efforts. Ensuring this 2019 law can be enforced is the next and very critical step to protecting our babies.
“This is a historic day, and I could not be more proud as a governor, a Christian and a woman to see this misguided and detrimental decision overturned.” – Governor Kay Ivey
Following up on the governor’s statement last week regarding Roe being overturned and following Judge Myron Thompson’s decision to dissolve the preliminary injunction on the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, Ivey issued the following reaction:
“As I said, this is a historic day, and I could not be more proud as a governor, a Christian and a woman to see this misguided and detrimental decision overturned. This afternoon, the federal court did for the state of Alabama what the U.S. Supreme Court did for the entire nation: It returned the decision-making authority to the proper body. I am pleased to see the process move forward so that we can now enforce the Alabama Human Life Protection Act here in our state, which honors both the constitution and the rule of law. Alabama will continue standing up for our unborn babies, our mothers and our families.”
Governor Kay Ivey