Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Alabama Governor Signs Burdensome TRAP Law
The Raw Story: Alabama governor signs bill that may close state’s few remaining abortion clinics, by Stephen C. Webster:
Alabama on Tuesday became the latest state to tightly regulate facilities where abortions are performed, placing onerous new requirements on doctors that could force the state’s five remaining abortion clinics to shut down.
“As a physician, and as a governor, I am proud to sign this legislation,” Governor Robert Bentley (R)said in an advisory. “This bill provides appropriate standards of care. It has been endorsed by pro-life groups across Alabama. This is a key piece of legislation in the House Republican Agenda, and I am honored to stand with legislative leaders and sign this bill.” . . .