Source: These 25 Republicans – all white men – just voted to ban abortion in Alabama | US news | The Guardian
Of the 27 Republicans, all white men, that dominate the 35-seat Alabama senate, 25 voted to pass the bill late on Tuesday.
This is what the Republican leadership group in the senate looks like, as presented on their caucus’s website.
There are only four women in the Alabama senate, who are among the eight-strong Democratic party minority in the upper chamber of the state legislature.
Two Republicans did not vote.
The legislation makes abortion a crime at any stage of pregnancy, with the only exception for a serious threat to the health of the woman.
Pending governor sign-off
Source: Alabama Senate to vote on bill banning abortion
People who perform abortions would be subject to a Class A felony, punishable by 10 to 99 years in prison. A woman who receives an abortion would not be held criminally liable.
The high court, now with a majority of conservative justices after Republican President Donald Trump appointed two, could possibly overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark decision establishing a woman’s right to an abortion.
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In the months after that policy was enacted, Comprehensive Health Services, a Caliburn company that is the only private company operating a shelter in the country, became one of the most dominant players in the industry. In August, it secured three licenses for facilities in Texas, totaling 500 beds, and in December its Homestead facility in Floridabegan expanding from a capacity of 1,250 beds, to 3,200.
Before joining the White House, Kelly served on the board of advisors of an investment firmed called DC Capital Partners. He stepped down in January 2017 when he was confirmed as secretary of Homeland Security. Six months later Kelly became President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, serving through the end of 2018. In 2018, DC Capital folded four of its holdings into a company called Caliburn International
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