Alabama attorney general ready to fight challenges to new abortion ban

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ORANGE BEACH, Ala (WKRG) — A legal battle is on the horizon after Alabama’s govenor signed into law the nation’s most stringent abortion legislation.

“As someone who strongly supports the right to life, I embrace this fight.”  Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said, adding he will defend the new law and will prepare a factual case to challenge Roe V. Wade.  

“To be able to show how science has changed, how knowledge has changed and to allow the court to eventually re-examine what it factually based their decision on Roe,” Marshall said.

Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union have already made it clear they plan to challenge the abortion ban.  A statement released by ACLU of Alabama Executive Director Randall Marshall said in part:  “…will file a lawsuit to stop this unconstitutional ban and protect every woman’s right to make her own choice about her healthcare, her body, and her future.”

“I’m sure we will be in litigation shortly after it’s signed into law,” Marshall said, noting his office will be ready. “My responsibility is to defend the laws of the state and that’s what we intend to do here.”

Although the new law won’t take effect for another six months, any legal challenge would delay that timeline even further.

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