Controversy Surrounds Abortion Bill that Hits the House Floor Tues.
From Montgomery -- Tomorrow the Alabama House will discuss a bill to require stricter standards for abortion clinics. Those opposing it say it will only leave two clinics in the state.
Those supporting the Women's Health and Safety Act say it will place more restrictions on abortion clinics, which they say it will make it a safer environment for those women who choose to have the procedure.
"It's totally going to help the mothers," says Susan Bunce.
Also under the bill, abortion clinics are required to ask every girl younger than 16 the name of her child's father. The girl does not have to answer, but if the clinic finds out the father was two years older then the clinic would have to report the name of the minor and the father to the Department of Human Resources.
Among those opposing the bill is Representative Alvin Holmes, D-Montgomery. He was out of town Monday, but did give us this statement: "The U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion, and for the Alabama legislature to undermine that is completely asinine."
Right now there are five abortion clinics operating in the state including one in Montgomery. Alabama News Network did reach out to the Montgomery clinic. They say their spokesperson was out Monday.
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