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BY: Haris Alic
The top Democrat in the Alabama State Senate compared a recently passed pro-life measure to rape on Wednesday.
Bobby - Singleton - Minority - Leader - Alabama
Bobby Singleton, who has served as the minority leader of the Alabama Senate since January, told CNN's New Day he was appalled by the state legislature's passage of a bill, which if implemented would ban abortion except in cases where the mother's life was in jeopardy.
"I think this is a horrible bill, still," Singleton said. "I think that we raped women last night. We made [the] women of Alabama the model of the new Roe v. Wade. I think that this is just a horrible bill and hopefully if it gets to that level—to the Supreme Court—[then] the Supreme Court will not select this as a test case."
Purposes - Roe - V - Wade - Singleton
"I would like to think that this is just for the purposes of the Roe v. Wade," singleton continued. "You know, there are some members of that side of the aisle who really, sincerely believe in this."
Singleton's controversial remarks came one day after the state senate passed H.B. 314, which establishes personhood for unborn children, by a wide margin. The legislation criminalizes the practice of abortion, prohibiting it nearly all instances except for when mother's life is in serious jeopardy. Abortion providers caught in violation of...
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