In Episode 59, I said that the new Alabama Abortion Law targeted women for criminal or civil prosecution if they had an abortion… even if the went out of state to do it. Then I started seeing news stories that directly contradicted that assertion. I reviewed my notes to see where I picked up that idea, but I hadn’t made any references or copied any links to articles. Did I dream it? I can’t prove otherwise.
So the law is somewhat less Draconian than the way I first presented it… somewhat. But it’s still pretty bad. - Gary Pearce
NPR story that reviews the law: https://www.npr.org/2019/05/14/723312937/alabama-lawmakers-passes-abortion-ban
BuzzFeed story on the misinformation about the law: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/janelytvynenko/alabama-abortion-ban-misinformation
AL.com article with full text of the law: https://www.al.com/news/2019/05/alabama-abortion-ban-passes-read-the-bill.html
YouTube video of this episode: https://youtu.be/44TgwVgXeNM
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