Thousands expected to protest Alabama abortion law

20 May, 2019 12:00 AM printer

MONTGOMERY: Thousands of demonstrators prepared to take to the streets around the southern US state of Alabama on Sunday to rally against one of the nation’s most restrictive bans on abortions in decades, reports AFP.

Women’s reproductive rights defenders will gather in the capital, Montgomery, and in Birmingham, Anniston and Huntsville, to denounce the “Alabama Human Life Protection Act,” or HB314, which virtually outlaws terminations.

“People should have the right to make the decisions that are best for their bodies without state interference,” organizers said on Facebook.

Alabama passed a law last week that prohibits all abortions—even in cases of incest and rape—unless there is a risk of death for the mother.

“We’re going to return to the back alleys. We’re going to return to where women will do abortions to themselves,” 81-year-old Maralyn Mosley told the Montgomery Advertiser.