Alabama needs a new normal

November 29, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

It’s funny to me who we shun in Alabama.

That thought crossed my mind Tuesday afternoon as I watched a bunch of the shunned hold a rally on the Capitol steps to speak out against Roy Moore — one of the biggest shunners on the planet.

The rally wasn’t hosted by your “normal Alabamians.”

There was lots of pink and purple hair. Jewelry was inserted into pretty much every spot on people’s heads except their ears. Collectively, there was probably more money spent on tattoos than I spent on my house.

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Zeigler Critical of United Nations Investigation

December 17, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Monday, December 14, Alabama Auditor Jim Zeigler (R) released a statement critical of a UN Report which was lammed Alabama after a visit to the State.

According to Zeigler, the three-member UN investigative team calling themselves “rapporteurs” conducted investigations in Alabama, Texas, and Oregon earlier this month. The group released a preliminary report last Friday, Dec. 11, critical of Alabama laws and called for making the Universal Declaration of Human Rights “binding” on all states. The report also criticized teaching abstinence in sex education, restrictions on access to abortions, and prosecution of prostitutes.
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Senate Health Committee Passes Pro-Life Bills

April 3, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, April 2 the Alabama Senate Health Committee, chaired by Senator Greg Reed (R) from Jasper, held a public hearing on a package of bills related to abortion.

Predictably, Pro-Life advocates and abortion advocates were both on hand to state their cases for and against the proposed legislation.  The Senate Health Committee gave favorable reports to HB 490, HB 493, and HB 494.
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House Health Committee to Vote On Pro-Life Legislation

February 25, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Alabama House Republican Caucus announced in a written statement that four bills aimed at defending the Right to Life in Alabama will be undertaken by the Alabama House of Representatives Health Committee.

Chairman of the House Health Committee, Jim McClendon (R) from Springville told ‘The Alabama Political Reporter’ that the House Health Committee will vote on four Pro-Life bills debated in the House last week.  The package of bills include: the Fetal Heartbeat Act, HB 490; the Woman’s Right to Know Act, HB 489; HB 494 which strengthens Alabama’s parental consent law, and the Perinatal Hospice Information Act, HB493.
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House Considers Pro-Life Bills

February 20, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday the Alabama House Health Committee, chaired by Representative Jim McClendon (R) from Springville, held a public hearing on four bills related to abortion.  Predictably, Pro-Life advocates and Pro-Choice advocates were both on hand to state their cases for and against the proposed legislation.

Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin (R) from Indian Springs is the sponsor of the Heartbeat bill, HB490, which bans performing abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected.
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Ivey Joins Legal Fight Against Late Term Abortions

December 13, 2013

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Alabama Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey (R) joined efforts to urge the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling on abortion. Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey signed on to a U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief appealing the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to overturn Arizona’s law stopping abortions after 20 weeks.

Lt. Gov. Ivey said, “Scientific evidence supports a baby is able to feel pain by 20 weeks, halfway through the pregnancy. The 9th Circuit was wrong to overturn Arizona’s common sense law to ban late-term abortions, and I am hopeful that with the support of strong women leaders across the country, the Supreme Court will reverse that ruling to protect the dignity of life.”
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