Conservative televangelist Pat Robertson, who’s anti-gay and anti-abortion, said a law that passed in Alabama effectively banning abortion goes “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,” Robertson said on Wednesday.
The abortion bill that passed in Alabama’s legislature on Tuesday night makes it a felony for doctors to perform an abortion — punishable by up to 99 years in prison — and bans abortion in cases of rape and incest.
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Pat Robertson, a televangelist well-known for his staunch conservative views, on Wednesday said Alabama had gone “too far” after its legislature passed a bill effectively banning abortion.
The abortion bill that passed Alabama’s legislature Tuesday night makes it a felony for doctors to perform an abortion — punishable by up to 99 years in prison. The legislation also bans abortion in cases of rape and incest, with the only exception being if the mother’s health is at risk.
It’s not clear if Republican Alabama Governor Kay Ivey will sign it into law, but the bill has already generated uproar nationwide and is expected to face numerous legal hurdles if she lends it her signature.
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Along these lines, Robertson said he thought Alabama lawmakers had overstepped by passing the bill because he doesn’t think it would be upheld in the Supreme Court.
“I think Alabama has gone too far,” Robertson, who’s anti-abortion, said in a Wednesday appearance on the “700 Club.”
“It’s an extreme law, and they want to challenge Roe …read more
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