Alabama AG ready to take abortion ban to Supreme Court

Newsfeed Now
sTEVE mARSHALL_1557954155400.jpg-842137442-842137442.jpg

Newsfeed Now Replays

Man shot to death on Fayette St. in Vicksburg

Thumbnail for the video titled "Man shot to death on Fayette St. in Vicksburg"

Deadly shooting in McComb

Thumbnail for the video titled "Deadly shooting in McComb"

Accused Walmart Shooters Waives Extradition

Thumbnail for the video titled "Accused Walmart Shooters Waives Extradition"

Two men arrested after skimmer found in Madison

Thumbnail for the video titled "Two men arrested after skimmer found in Madison"

Man accused of burglarizing Brookhaven business

Thumbnail for the video titled "Man accused of burglarizing Brookhaven business"
More Crime

 

Man shot to death on Fayette St. in Vicksburg

Thumbnail for the video titled "Man shot to death on Fayette St. in Vicksburg"

Deadly shooting in McComb

Thumbnail for the video titled "Deadly shooting in McComb"

Accused Walmart Shooters Waives Extradition

Thumbnail for the video titled "Accused Walmart Shooters Waives Extradition"

Two men arrested after skimmer found in Madison

Thumbnail for the video titled "Two men arrested after skimmer found in Madison"

Man accused of burglarizing Brookhaven business

Thumbnail for the video titled "Man accused of burglarizing Brookhaven business"

Brandon Man Pleads to Possessing Child Pornography

Thumbnail for the video titled "Brandon Man Pleads to Possessing Child Pornography"

Police searching for business robbery suspect

Thumbnail for the video titled "Police searching for business robbery suspect"

Juvenille suspects charged as adult in carjacking

Thumbnail for the video titled "Juvenille suspects charged as adult in carjacking"
More Crime

ORANGE BEACH, Ala (WKRG) — The debate is over a legal battle on the horizon.

“As someone who strongly supports the right to life, I embrace this fight.”  Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall says if Governor Ivey signs the bill into law his office will defend it and will prepare a factual case to challenge Roe V. Wade.  “To be able to show how science has changed, how knowledge has changed and to allow the court to eventually re-examine what it factually based their decision on Roe.”

There is not a question of “if” the abortion ban will be challenged Planned Parenthood and the ACLU have already made that clear.  A statement released by ACLU of Alabama Executive Director Randall Marshall says in part:  “…will file a lawsuit to stop this unconstitutional ban and protect every woman’s right to make her own choice about her healthcare, her body, and her future.”

“I’m sure we will be in litigation shortly after it’s signed into law,” says Marshall and he says, his office will be ready.  “My responsibility is to defend the laws of the state and that’s what we intend to do here.”

If Governor Ivey signs the ban into law it wouldn’t take effect for another six months.  But, any legal challenge would delay it even further.

news-app-download-apple-350x50
news-app-download-android-350x50

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Aaron Nolan is a morning show co-host in Little Rock, Arkansas with Nexstar Media Group's KARK-TV. He has a passion for social media and makes it an important part of his daily routine. Click here to read Aaron's full bio.