Abortion may seem like an issue of the past for many in the state, but some are making its complete abolition a priority in the 2023 legislative session. 

End Abortion Alabama (EAA) is an abortion abolitionist organization that seeks an uncompromising end to abortion, a distinction they believe sets them apart from the majority of pro-life organizations.

They champion "equal protection for the unborn," stating, "Preborn people should be protected by the same laws protecting born people. No one should have a license to kill them." 

In 2019, the Alabama Legislature passed a near-total ban on abortion — the Alabama Human Life Protection Act. It was put on hold when U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson issued a preliminary injunction to keep it from being enforced. 

After the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) overturned Roe v. Wade in the decision of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization last June, Alabama's abortion laws went into effect.

Alabama's law makes it a felony to perform an abortion with limited exceptions, but there is no punishment for mothers who procure an abortion.

In a press release, EAA said a bill to abolish abortion in the state altogether is well underway, and a sponsor may already be on board.

"Now that the evil, unconstitutional Roe opinion has finally been relegated to the trash heap where it always belonged, there is one less excuse for delaying equal protection for preborn babies," the statement reads. "The 2023 legislative session will be an EXTREMELY important time for finding out which lawmakers are ready to completely abolish abortion in Alabama without compromise…and who isn't." 

The issues addressed by EAA refer to what they believe are the lack of legal protections available to babies in the womb.

Since mothers who get abortions are not held criminally liable, EAA believes mothers can procure out-of-state abortions or purchase abortion drugs without criminal liability.

"It is still LEGAL for a woman to KILL the baby in her womb using whatever means she wants," the release continued. "And a recent study found that 1 out of every 3 women seeking an abortion would choose a DIY abortion if she didn't have access to a clinic. This is a CRISIS. Alabama law has a major gap that allows preborn children to be murdered with NO legal protections. That's why we need to go ALL-IN to abolish abortion and provide those precious babies with the protections they deserve."

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall has clearly stated that plan B and other "morning-after pills" are not illegal under the current law. However, "abortion pills," such as RU-486, which can be taken as late as 11 weeks to end a pregnancy, would be illegal. 

Such exceptions are unfair, according to EAA, since they do not punish abortion in the same way the law punishes murder.

"If babies are human from the point of conception [they are], killing them is murder and should be treated as such," The EAA website reads. 

"The bad news is that abortion pills are being shipped across state lines to kill baby Alabamians while the Biden Administration promotes it and Alabama law still allows women to use them to kill their babies."

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