Amendment 2 is also known as the Alabama State Abortion Policy Amendment and will be on the ballot on November 6, 2018.
According to Ballotpedia:
Amendment 2 would amend the state constitution in order to do the following:
- (a) declare that the state’s policy is to recognize and support “the sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children, including the right to life,”
- (b) “ensure the protection of the rights of the unborn child in all manners and measures lawful and appropriate,” and
- (c) state that “nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion.”
The Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling prohibits states from banning abortion prior to fetal viability—which means potentially able to live outside the mother’s womb. Rep. Matt Fridy (R-72), who sponsored this amendment in the legislature, said that its purpose was to ensure that nothing in the state constitution could be used to argue for a right to abortion in the event that Roe v. Wade was overturned.
Amendment 2 has NO EXCEPTIONS for rape, incest, or life of the mother.
NO EXCEPTIONS? No way.
No woman should die from pregnancy. No woman should be forced into pregnancy.
Women are tired of politicians playing doctor with our reproductive health. We should be expanding access to affordable healthcare to women, not taking away their rights.
VOTE NO ON AMENDMENT 2.