Rep. Kerry Rich (R-Albertville) has no expertise in obstetrics, but that never stopped him from sponsoring anti-abortion bills which are unconstitutional and contrary to experts’ recommendations. In 2013, Rich was named “Legislator of the Year” by the Christian Coalition of Alabama, an extremist organization which does not represent the views of mainline Christian denominations and is intolerant of the views of other religious groups.
April 9, 2019
by Elizabeth Potter Graham, JD
I am a resident of Alabama, currently Vestavia Hills, and I have voted since 1972.
Legislative committee procedures do not allow sufficient time to cover the law and facts pertaining to the bill. I urge legislators to read Roe v. Wade, beginning with §V (skip the boring procedural issues). Legislators should understand why SCOTUS ruled as they did, and why these bills are unconstitutional and medically unsound.
Twitter @ALReproRightsAd Retired attorney in Alabama, women’s reproductive rights & ethical government advocate.