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Alabama abortion law faces lengthy appeals process


Added 05-19-19 03:11:02am EST - “A precise timeline can't be calculated, but lawsuits are certain.” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Alabama abortion law faces lengthy appeals process”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Court appeals by the ACLU and Planned Parenthood to strike down an Alabama law that bans abortion in the state could take months or years.

A precise timeline can’t be calculated, but lawsuits are certain. Republican Gov. Kay Ivey signed Alabama’s House Bill 314, the Human Life Protection Act, into law on Wednesday.

Indiana and Ohio have enacted laws restricting abortion and other states in the South and Midwest are following suit.

The fight against Alabama's law will start in one of the state’s three U.S. District Courts. A federal judge will likely grant a preliminary injunction to prevent the abortion law from taking effect.

No matter how the court rules, the losing side likely will appeal to the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Atlanta.

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