Reaction to Governor Bentley Signing New Abortion Law


By Ellis Eskew

Governor Robert Bentley signed the new abortion regulations in to law Tuesday, but not without controversy.

 The law requires doctors who provide abortions to have admitting privileges at local hospitals....and requires clinics to meet new building code standards.
But opponents say that's asking doctors to jump through too many hoops.
The organization, "Planned Parenthood" is one of the opponents of the law.

"Ensuring a woman's safety is Planned Parenthood's number one priority.  But medical experts agree that laws requiring admitting privileges for abortion don't increase health or safety for a woman. They just limit a woman's access to safe and legal abortion."
but others we talked to say they are for stricter laws," said Nikema Williams, Planned Parenthood Southeast VP of Public Policy.

Brittany Barnes says she is for the law.

 "You take responsibility for your actions, you won't even need it. There are so many forms of protection, birth control, condoms. There 's everything out there. So if you take necessary precautions to protect yourself, abortions should never be an issue," said Barnes.

Planned parenthood plans to go ahead with a lawsuit.
But Bentley says he is not worried about litigation.


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