Alabama Bill Could Make Abortions After Two Weeks Punishable By The Death Penalty
As Refinery29
previously reported, a slew of states, such as Kentucky, Mississippi, and Georgia, have introduced a series of draconian laws since January, aimed at criminalizing abortion;
Georgia’s heartbeat bill — which would ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which typically occurs at around six weeks — is awaiting Gov. Brian Kemp’s signature. ”
The geography of where you live in this country dictate your access to care,” Dr. Sanithia Williams, from the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at the University of California-San Francisco, previously told Refinery29. ““Knowing all the other barriers to accessing a pregnancy test [at a family planning clinic] and then accessing abortion care, these bills] are essentially making it so no one has a right to abortion.”