Alabama’s new regulation mandating a virtually blanket ban on abortion, the strictest in the USA, was once handed via this crew of completely white, male politicians.
Of the 27 Republicans, all white males, that dominate the 35-seat Alabama senate, 25 voted to cross the invoice past due on Tuesday.
That is what the Republican management crew within the senate seems like, as introduced on their caucus’ web site:
Those are the remainder 20 contributors of the Republican caucus who all voted to prohibit abortion:
There are handiest 4 girls within the Alabama senate, who’re a number of the eight-strong Democratic birthday party minority within the higher chamber of the state legislature.
Two Republicans didn’t vote.
The regulation makes abortion against the law at any degree of being pregnant, with the one exception for a significant danger to the well being of the lady.
Alabama’s legislature is 15.7% girls general, the 6th lowest state within the nation, in comparison to 28.7% of state legislators nationally. The senate has a good decrease percentage of girls at 11.four%.
The Democratic minority chief, Bobby Singleton, took observe of the imbalance whilst objecting to the abortion invoice. “You’ve were given 27 males over at the different aspect able to inform girls what they are able to do with their our bodies,” he stated.