Following Alabama’s recent abortion ban law, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted together to enforce a one-year restriction on travelling to the Alabama state for official business. Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, while imposing the motion of restriction, said that the new Alabama law was not only an attack on its residents but an act of aggression upon all.
The abortion ban bill brought fury amongst the people especially the women, who protested against the Alabama government for their rights. The new legislation stood in favor of the fact that every life is a gift from God, describing even the unborn as precious. The signing of the bill by Governor Kay Ivey heightened the fierceness amongst the masses.
The act of leaving out the victims of rape and incest amid the abortion ban law worsened the situation. Observing the situation as a sheer violation of the historical Roe v. Wade and the laws in the U.S. Constitution, Solis said, “We must stand in solidarity and in opposition against extremist and unconstitutional laws that put the health and wellbeing of families at risk.”
“The constitutional and human right to a safe and legal abortion is part of the very fabric of the United States,” she added.
Solis continued that the travel restriction was a joint initiative by Los Angeles County, sending a strong signal that “violating an individual’s rights to reproductive health and privacy are not American values”. With the signing of the law, people have raised their voices against it.
Another Los Angeles County Supervisor resisted the new abortion ban law, saying that the lawmakers have no rights to limit women’s reproductive choices.
Banning abortion would never stop the practice of these services completely. Instead, it would put women in unsafe medical situations, making them vulnerable to more risks that could prove disastrous for their health.
Thus, the current motion by the L.A. County would restrict the business officials from travelling to Alabama. The only exception would be the cases of “emergency response, training, or assistance, or other legally-required matters where the failure to authorize such travel would seriously harm the County’s interests.”
The County officials asserted to follow a similar approach with other states that have been planning to lead the footprints of Alabama, allowing abortion ban.
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