Gov. Kay Ivey Wednesday signed a bill outlawing most abortions in Alabama. "To the bill’s many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a sacred gift from God," Ivey said. Supporters say a legal challenge is expected, and desired. The sponsor -- state Rep. Terri Collins (R-Decatur) -- says the legislation is designed to get the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit Roe vs. Wade. Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan applauded Ivey and the Legislature. "The legislation passed by the Alabama House of Representatives and State Senate, and now signed into law by Governor Kay Ivey, is a positive step forward in protecting the lives of the unborn, millions of which have been ended since the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v Wade decision in 1973," Lathan said.
Planned Parenthood Southeast President and CEO Staci Fox, in a statement, confirmed that the expected legal challenge was coming: "We haven't lost a case in Alabama yet, and we don't intend to start now" Fox said. "We will see Governor Ivey in court.