Alabama Abortion Ban Sponsor Responds to Lawsuit

Alabama's new abortion ban -- designed to attract a lawsuit -- has succeeded. The ACLU and Planned Parenthood Friday sued to overturn the law, claiming it is unconstitutional and would harm women by forcing them to continue pregnancies against their will. The suit asks a federal court to block the law from ever taking effect.

The law's sponsor, state Rep. Terri Collins (R-Decatur), issued the following statement:

"We not only expected a challenge to Alabama’s pro-life law from ultra-liberal groups like Planned Parenthood and the ACLU, we actually invited it,” Collins said. “Our intent from the day this bill was drafted was to use it as a vehicle to challenge the constitutional abomination known as Roe v. Wade."