The possibility of a so-called abortion ship docked in federal waters off the Alabama coast has recently caused a stir.

The $20 million proposed vessel would offer elective abortion services outside of Alabama and other state jurisdictions where state law prohibits abortion with limited exceptions.

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5, Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon said he vehemently opposes such an effort off the coast of his city.

"Well, I'm radically pro-life," Kennon said. "My son was adopted, and his mom loved him enough to carry him to term and let us take him home from the hospital. So to me, there's no discussion. It's a litmus test for me. But the professor from the University of California San Francisco – she just needs to stay in San Francisco. She doesn't need to worry about what us Alabamians do. I don't [know where] that ship [is leaving from], but it ain't leaving from Alabama or anywhere on our side of town if I have anything to do with it. It's just the far-left. It's a radical bunch that gets far more TV time than they deserve. The media is the propaganda wing of the Democrat Party. This is the type of stuff we hear and get. But it's time for pro-life people to say 'that ain't going to happen, lady.' Run it off into the Pacific, San Francisco, if that's what you want to do.

"That's the last thing I want to be known for is an abortion ship. That just sickens me to even think ... such a thing could happen in the state of Alabama. And I hope there's enough of an uproar that it doesn't even get semi-rolling. Again, I don't even have the words to describe how despicable that is to me.

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