A Federal Judge has blocked abortion Ban in Alabama
A federal judge has blocked the abortion bill that was introduced in Alabama. The previously dominant ban on abortions prevented the abortion of almost any kind. It has been blocked with the ban being stated as a condition which violates the wish of the Supreme Court. Myron Thompson, the U.S. district judge, released on Tuesday a provisional order that the Human Life Protection Act cannot get enforced until the court thoroughly decides the lawsuit by going through it in detail. Previously, the law was going to be in full effect by the next month or so.
The decision of Thompson to limit the ban on Alabama implies that this year, the courts have stopped all the state laws that restrict early-stage abortion. Thompson wrote in his opinion that consisted of seventeen pages that the government’s prohibition on abortion was violating an individual’s right to privacy, to make choices that are central to personal dignity and self-reliance. Thompson also stated that the ban defies the Constitution of the United States of America. This would be a central issue if Thompson affirmed his decision and established an appeal from the Supreme Court. This result was supposed to be welcomed by the Alabama officials when passing the law initially. Thompson said that this ban disrupts women in terms of their capacity to act in society and to make decisions regarding reproduction.
Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall named the decision of Thompson as not surprising. It referred to the aims of the legislation to reverse the historic Roe v. Wade, which allowed abortion in the U.S. back in 1973. According to him, the State aims to advance the case to the Supreme Court of the U.S. soon. This requires providing proof that supports the argument that Roe and Casey were wrongly resolved and that States are not banned from protecting unborn children against abortive action in the Constitution. Therefore, blocking the abortion law is justified.