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 John TrumpButtigieg surges ahead of Iowa caucuses Biden leads among Latino Democrats in Texas, California Kavanaugh hailed by conservative gathering in first public speech since confirmation 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.