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Religious/ethical exemption for health care providers

HB95: This bill would give health care providers the authority to refuse to perform or to participate in health care services that violate their conscience; immunity from civil, criminal, or administrative liability for refusing to participate in a health care service that violates their conscience.

Analysis by the ACLU of Alabama: Healthcare providers are exempted from performing certain services related to abortion, sterilization, stem cell research, and cloning based on their religious or ethical beliefs. The bill stipulates an exception for emergencies, but it still allows for discriminatory behavior such as pharmacists who refuse to sell certain contraceptives and doctors who refuse to treat a patient who has had an abortion.

Legislative Outcome: Passed House 63-11-30, Roll #330 on Mar/16/2017; Passed Senate 23-7-0, Roll #663 on Apr/20/2017; Signed by Gov. Kay Ivey on Apr/20/2017.

Source: ACLU analysis of Alabama legislative voting record HB95 , Apr 20, 2017

Signed amicus brief to stop abortions after 20 weeks

As a member of the Susan B. Anthony List National Pro-Life Women's Caucus, Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey signed on to a U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief appealing the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' decision to overturn Arizona's law stopping abortions after 20 weeks. The Women's Health and Safety Act--Questionable Supreme Court rulings have eliminated the state's ability to prohibit abortions altogether. However, states may enact meaningful abortion-related reforms, and the Women's Health and Safety Act is such a measure. With this bill, House Republicans make clear that should a woman choose to have an abortion, it should be performed in the safest pre-and-post operative environment available. Specifically, this legislation would require direct physician involvement and set mandatory standards for nursing care and post-operative follow- up visits at abortion clinics as well as establishing severe penalties for non-compliance.
Source: 2014 Alabama Lt. Governor campaign website KayIvey.org , Oct 30, 2014

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