Sen. Vivian Davis Figures (D-Mobile) files to repeal the just signed Alabama abortion bill. This move could have been predicted but what's crazy about it is the State Senator trying to justify the repeal of the State law based mostly on outside of Alabama sources. One is tourism and I'm wondering just how many times have you or anyone else investigated Florida or some locations politics before arranging a vacation there? I'm sure that the number of people who said lets vacation to Alabama and have an abortion there was zero. Why are so many people who not only don't live in Alabama but don't give a care about Alabama now wanting to have a say in Alabama politics? Here is what the State Senator said that she is using for justification for filing the repeal.
“I have heard from people all over the country saying they planned a vacation to Alabama’s beautiful beaches, but when this extreme abortion ban was signed into law, they immediately canceled those plans,” Sen. Figures. “If we care about the future and well-being of our state, this law must be repealed.”
Since when does a State run it's state business based upon what is desirable or good for people outside the state? I'm not comfortable with the new Alabama Law entirely and specifically when it comes to no provisions for incest and rape especially in a time when with "Plan B" type drugs a potential pregnancy can be terminated extremely early especially in cases like that.
Not in any way though am I for the use of abortion for contraception purposes or to make up for someone not availing themselves of contraception provisions that are readily available. Either way it goes it's a very divisive issue but whatever place a state resident falls on the issue it should be determined by state residents and those who reside within the state and not those that do not reside in Alabama and most likely never will.