On Tuesday night, the Alabama State Senate passed the nation's most restrictive abortion law, effectively banning abortion in all but a minuscule sliver of cases.
Any doctor who performs an abortion (at any stage of pregnancy) will receive a minimum of 10 years in prison. The bill contains no exceptions for rape or incest and will now proceed to the desk of Governor Kay Ivey (R).
Even if she decides to sign it, however, the bill will most likely be challenged in court, eventually working its way to the Supreme Court where the new conservative majority will decide whether or not to overturn Roe v. Wade (the bill's actual intention).
Celebrities everywhere are speaking out against the blow to women's rights.
Not one uterus. NOT ONE UTERUS. https://t.co/WDnTzrU00Z— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa Milano)1557891163.0
This is absolutely unbelievable. If you’re not worried about roe v wade, you’re not paying attention. This is why v… https://t.co/OyHD7TIoAo— Chris Evans (@Chris Evans)1557889948.0
Do what the Alabama government refuses to do: help women by donating to the https://t.co/VxouPOI5gt. Donating is as… https://t.co/h8Ef8mt5uv— Michelle Wolf (@Michelle Wolf)1557892108.0
Notable public figures from all walks of life made it clear Alabama's bill was a direct affront to women's civil liberties.
THIS IS REAL & is HAPPENING IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA https://t.co/x7juRSCzkD— Janelle Monáe, Cindi (@Janelle Monáe, Cindi)1557888816.0
Alabama Senate passes nation’s most restrictive abortion law - Those fuckers!!! And this is the very first time I u… https://t.co/Tor2S0HVD4— Martina Navratilova (@Martina Navratilova)1557885626.0
1 in 4 women have had an abortion. Many people think they don't know someone who has, but #youknowme. So let's do t… https://t.co/wOeNHDk5fl— Busy Philipps (@Busy Philipps)1557894034.0
Many called on their followers to donate to causes like the Yellow Fund!
.@NARAL thank you for being here. I just donated to @YellowFund if you can support even in a small way, please do.… https://t.co/GY0PrZt3zw— Piper Perabo (@Piper Perabo)1557890029.0
In Alabama, life begins at rape.— Jena Friedman (@Jena Friedman)1557889114.0
THE GOAL IS TO CONTROL WOMEN. https://t.co/EZ4G6zbxUw— Jane Lynch (@Jane Lynch)1557887469.0
Yes, the news out of Alabama tonight is HORRIFYING. Rapists are facing less jail time than a doctor who performs an… https://t.co/HYFU1G9f32— Patton Oswalt (@Patton Oswalt)1557899168.0
Knowing what we now know, it's hard to imagine Alabama's new law having anything but evil intentions.
SHAME ON ANYONE INVOLVED IN THIS. #Alabama https://t.co/7G67TfS2HB— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport)1557887034.0
We are living in a nightmare. https://t.co/uZS0nD65g1— Ben Feldman (@Ben Feldman)1557887228.0
There is a cold place in hell for the Alabama Senate.— Andy Cohen (@Andy Cohen)1557892721.0
This trend will only get worse unless we vote to stop it.
Y’all need to stop saying Alabama or Georgia lawmakers are hicks or hillbillies etc. What they are is systematicall… https://t.co/GlK7ytWlub— roxane gay (@roxane gay)1557891311.0
32 percent of Alabama children do not have access to healthcare— Lizz "Abortion AF" Winstead (@Lizz "Abortion AF" Winstead)1557887382.0
This only ends with impeachment - and people in the streets RT @AshleyBC137: 😳😨 https://t.co/Vp3avCA12n— John Cusack (@John Cusack)1557895646.0
Dear Old White Men: If you want to stop more abortions, ban Viagra™. For I say unto thee: The Lord must have had… https://t.co/xirYlvPIYc— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@Mrs. Betty Bowers)1557891688.0
Nobody wants these abortion laws.
Make your easy jokes about Alabama and Georgia, but remember: the people who actually live in those states do not w… https://t.co/5TTpzXqPNr— Chase Mitchell (@Chase Mitchell)1557891994.0
Talibama has done all it can to drive us backward 200 years. Is it any coincidence or surprise it’s one of the wors… https://t.co/cGJhoPcwVH— Christopher Titus (@Christopher Titus)1557894880.0
These celebrities are calling it like it is.
This is a direct consequence of Donald Trumps presidency (he said “there needs to be punishment for the women” duri… https://t.co/ZVjGqaBODf— Alex Hirsch (@Alex Hirsch)1557888845.0
there's not a single thing in this world a male could experience that would even come close to the indignity of bei… https://t.co/7ce37msD3i— Brandon McCarthy (@Brandon McCarthy)1557887146.0
Laws like the ones passed in Alabama and Georgia are unconstitutional. Let your voice be heard and stop them from going any further!