ACLU Files Request for Preliminary Injunction in Alabama Abortion Ban Lawsuit
The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a motion seeking a preliminary injunction to block Alabama’s near-total abortion ban while the legal challenge proceeds.
Governor Kay Ivey signed the ban into law in May, making Alabama one of seven states that enacted legislation to ban abortion this year. The ACLU filed a lawsuit challenging Alabama’s ban on May 24. The ban is not scheduled to take effect until November 15. No state abortion ban is currently in effect.
Alexa Kolbi-Molinas, senior staff attorney with the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project, had the following statement on today’s filing:
“For years, anti-abortion politicians in Alabama have been passing medically unnecessary restrictions to push abortion care out of reach and this law shows just how far politicians are willing to go to advance their extreme political agenda. However, we will not back down and today we’re asking the court to block this blatantly unconstitutional ban. We will continue fighting this ban, and others like it, to ensure that abortion remains safe and legal and to stop politicians from playing politics with our health and lives.”
Every month, you'll receive regular roundups of the most important civil rights and civil liberties developments. Remember: a well-informed citizenry is the best defense against tyranny.