Alabama’s almost total ban on abortion was denied by a federal judge this Tuesday morning.
The ban called the “Human Life Protection Act,” was set to go into effect next month on November 15th. However, a federal judge delivered a preliminary injunction to stop the ban from taking effect as the lawsuit that objects the ban proceeds.
The Attorney General of Alabama, Steve Marshall, was reported to state that the decision “was not unexpected.” CBS News states that Marshall noted the point of the law was to potentially overturn Roe v. Wade, which is the Supreme Court’s decision that made abortion legal nationwide.
“As we have stated before, the State’s objective is to advance our case to the U.S. Supreme Court where we intend to submit evidence that supports our argument that Roe and Casey were wrongly decided and that the Constitution does not prohibit states from protecting unborn children from abortion,” Marshall explained in a briefing that was emailed to CBS News today.