The original supreme court ruling of Roe v. Wade in 1973 made it a constitutional right for women to receive elective abortions within the United States. Since Roe was overturned, many women and men are wondering what this means for abortion access in the country.
Here is what you need to know about abortion in the state of Alabama. Be sure to confirm your pregnancy details before moving forward.
How Did the Overturning of Roe Affect State Abortion Laws?
Roe v. Wade originally established that abortion was a constitutional right and was legal across the whole country.
Now that the Supreme Court overturned it, abortion is no longer a federally granted right. Now it’s up to the states to decide whether or not abortion is still legal. All abortion restrictions are now dependent on your state laws.
Abortion Restrictions in Alabama
Alabama had some of the strictest laws when it comes to abortion even before Roe was overturned. Since the ruling, abortion is completely banned in the state of Alabama with no exceptions for rape or incest.
The new Alabama bill is also very clear about the no-use of medical abortion, also known as the abortion pill.
It states, “It is unlawful for any person or entity to manufacture, distribute, prescribe, dispense, sell, or transfer the “abortion pill,” otherwise known as RU-486, 8 Mifepristone, Mifegyne, or Mifeprex, or any substantially similar generic or non-generic abortifacient drug in Alabama.”
If Considering Traveling for an Abortion
If you live in the state of Alabama, you may be considering traveling for an abortion. We’re here to help you understand your options and answer any questions you might have.
Our pregnancy confirmation services are always free of charge, no matter what decision you make. We simply care about you and want to help you navigate this difficult time. Schedule your appointment today.