Alabama bill would allow prosecution of women who abort their child

MONTGOMERY, Alabama (WDEF) – A bill has been introduced in Alabama that would let the state charge a woman with murder for getting an abortion.

The current law says individuals cannot be prosecuted for the death of her unborn child.

The proposed bill would strike that line from the law.

The Equal Protection Act, as it is called, aims to eliminate the distinction between an unborn child and one that has been born.

However, it does include an exception protecting doctors who administer a drug to save the mother’s life that takes the life of the child.

If passed, the bill would allow prosecutors to file charges of homicide or assault against the mother of an unborn child if they choose to abort it.

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