Montgomery, Ala., Oct 29, 2019 / 10:38 am
A federal judge on Tuesday blocked an Alabama law banning most abortions, which passed in May, from going into effect on the planned date of Nov. 15.
The "Human Life Protection Act," which Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed into law May 14, would have made attempting or performing an abortion a felony offense for medical professionals.
Despite the judge's ruling, an Alabama lawmaker who helped sponsor the legislation is welcoming the legal challenge, in the hopes that the Supreme Court will ultimately review the law.
"Today's ruling is both expected and welcomed. Our law was designed to overturn Roe v. Wade at the Supreme Court level, and today's ruling is merely the first of many steps on that legal journey," said Rep. Terri Collins as quoted by AL.com.