With the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Friday afternoon that the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama has lifted the injunction against Alabama’s Human Life Protection Act.
Alabama’s law NOW makes it a Class A felony to perform an abortion unless a specific process is followed that would establish the medical need for an abortion based on the health of the mother.
Marshall stated in a press release that “Both the federal district court and the plaintiffs recognized that there is no basis for a continued stay of the duly-enacted law in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
Alabama’s law making elective abortions a felony is now enforceable. Anyone who has an abortion in violation of the law will be prosecuted, with penalties ranging from 10 to 99 years for abortion providers.