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Guard Tower Barbed Wire Fence Boundary Federal Prison

Today, the Campaign for Smart Justice with ACLU of Alabama released a report with dire predictions about Alabama’s prison crisis. Based on an analysis of current parole practices using five years of data from the Alabama Department of Corrections, the report projects Alabama’s prison population…

On Friday, September 20th U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson ordered the State of Alabama to pay the legal fees for the attorneys of the abortion clinics that challenged a 2016 Alabama Abortion Law that sought to ban most popular second-trimester abortions. The American Civil Liberties…

The ACLU has made good on their promise to sue Alabama over their abortion ban by filing a lawsuit today against the state. “Make no mistake: Abortion remains – and will remain – safe and legal in Alabama. With this lawsuit, we are seeking a…

Governor Kay Ivey Signs Abortion Ban

Just a day after the Alabama Senate passed an abortion bill that would ban abortions in all cases except when a mother’s life is at risk, Governor Kay Ivey has signed HB 314 into law. The ACLU wasted no time responding to the signature. The…

Protestors At Anti-Abortion Rally

The Alabama House voted 74-3 yesterday in favor of HB 314, a bill that would ban abortions even in cases of rape and incest. Democrats walked out on the vote. The bills sponsor, State Rep. Terri Collins (R-Decatur) has said the goal of the bill…

Protestors At Anti-Abortion Rally

Alabama Rep. Terri Collins (R-Decatur) introduced HB 314 today to ban abortions in Alabama. The bill would make abortion and attempted abortion a Class A Felony offense except in cases where abortion is necessary in order to prevent a serious health risk to the unborn…