Republican Gov. Kay Ivey signed the most pro-life bill in America into law Wednesday evening after it was approved by the Alabama Legislature.
While Georgia’s new “heartbeat” bill, signed into law by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp on Tuesday, bans abortion after a baby’s heartbeat can be detected, Alabama took things a step further to protect life.
The Georgia law is aimed at prosecuting abortionists, not expectant mothers, with up to 10 years in jail. It does, however, have exceptions allowing for the killing of babies conceived in rape and incest. It also allows abortion in the case of the mother’s life being in grave danger.
The Alabama law, on the other hand, boosts the jail time for doctors that perform abortions to up to 99 years, NPR reported. Plus, although it does make an exception for abortions if the mother’s life is in grave danger, it protects the lives of babies conceived in acts of rape and incest.
While liberals blew up at the Georgia law and were beyond outraged by the Alabama law, many conservatives took to social media to give their praise and explain their support of the governors’ historic decisions.
NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch took on abortion advocates who claim pro-life conservatives are heartless for allowing babies to be born into poverty.
Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro threw his support behind what the Alabama bill aims to do but said it’s a useless gesture.