Elective abortions illegal in Alabama

Court removes injunction against the Alabama Human Life Protection Act

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MONTGOMERY, Ala.—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.

“The State of Alabama’s emergency motion to lift the injunction and reinstate Alabama’s 2019 law, which prohibits abortions in most instances, has been granted,” said Attorney General Marshall. “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. Thus, Alabama’s law making elective abortions a felony is now enforceable. Anyone who takes an unborn life in violation of the law will be prosecuted, with penalties ranging from 10 – 99 years for abortion providers.”

Link to Attorney General Motion to lift injunction: https://www.alabamaag.gov/Documents/news/Emerg%20Mot%20to%20Dissolve%20PI.pdf.


Link Federal District Court Order to lift injunction: https://www.alabamaag.gov/Documents/news/Order%20Dissolving%20PI%20June%2024%202022.pdf.