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ACLU, Planned Parenthood challenge Alabama abortion law as unconstitutional

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit on Friday challenging Alabama’s recently passed abortion ban. 
 
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“This law is blatantly unconstitutional, and the ACLU will not stand by while politicians emboldened by President TrumpDonald TrumpVirginia GOP gubernatorial nominee acknowledges Biden was 'legitimately' elected Biden meets with DACA recipients on immigration reform Overnight Health Care: States begin lifting mask mandates after new CDC guidance | Walmart, Trader Joe's will no longer require customers to wear masks | CDC finds Pfizer, Moderna vaccines 94 percent effective in health workers MORE’s anti-abortion agenda exploit our health and our lives for political gain,” said Alexa Kolbi-Molinas, senior staff attorney at the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project. 
 
Under the ban, which hasn’t taken effect, doctors who perform abortions could face felony charges.  
 
The bill includes an exception if the abortion would protect the life of the mother, but does not for pregnancies caused by rape or incest. 
 
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R), who signed the law last week, acknowledged that it is unenforceable. But the sponsors of the bill said it's an attempt to get the Supreme Court to revisit its landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, which established a woman's right to an abortion.