Alabama House of Representatives Passes Four Pro-Life Bills

March 5, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, the Alabama House of Representative passed four pieces of Pro-Life legislation aimed at reducing the number of abortions performed in the State of Alabama.

Republicans in the House easily brushed aside filibusters of the legislation from Alabama’s outnumbered Democrat House minority.

Rep. Ed Henry (R) from Decatur said on Facebook, “All 4 Pro-Life bills have passed. The opposition just ran out of steam.”
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House Health Committee Gives Favorable Report to Pro-Life Bills

February 27, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, the Alabama House of Representative Health Committee passed four pieces of Pro-Life legislation aimed at reducing the number of babies killed in abortions in Alabama. The legislation was prioritized by House Health Committee Chairman Jim McClendon (R) from Springville.

HB 490, the Fetal Heartbeat Act, is sponsored by state Representative Mary Sue McClurkin (R) from Indian Springs.  Rep. McClurkin said that the legislation, “Would make it unlawful for a physician to perform an abortion on a pregnant woman if a heartbeat is detected on an unborn child.”  The bill also requires that abortion clinic keep documentation be kept showing that the fetal heartbeat test was performed.
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Lawmakers Addresses Pro-Life Rally

February 26, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Over 130 Pro-Life activists rallied in front of the Alabama State House on Tuesday with numerous state legislators making appearances.
The Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard (R) from Auburn addressed the group.  Speaker Hubbard said to the group and then on Facebook, “As long as liberal Supreme Court justices hold up Roe V. Wade as the law of the land, we will dare defend the right to life in Alabama. And what a difference four years makes. With a Republican Majority, we have reversed course and right to life legislation is not only prioritized it is passed, and it is signed into law. Today, the House Health Committee passed four more major pieces of legislation that will continue our efforts to advance the culture of life in our great state.”
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McClurkin: Stethoscope Standard Procedure for Establishing Fetal Heartbeat

February 21, 2014

By Lee Hedgepeth
Alabama Political Reporter

Last Wednesday, as the Alabama Political Reporter reported extensively, several pro-life bills were up for debate in a public hearing in the House Health Committee.
As many have noted, this year’s session began with plans for a noncontroversial session by GOP leadership, but few dispute those plans are now going somewhat awry, with those not running for reelection and those in safe, partisan districts proposing legislation that the mainstream ALGOP consider uncouth in an election year.
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With “Common Sense Conservative” Agenda Passed, Pro-life Bills Crop Up in State House

February 18, 2014

By Lee Hedgepeth
Alabama Political Reporter

Before this session began, many in the political world had made confident predictions: 2014 would be a pretty noncontroversial year in the Alabama legislature. With primary elections just around the corner, and a general not too far behind, many in our state had been sure that GOP leadership would —at least as much as possible — try to stick to so-called “common sense conservative” agenda items.
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Cheryl Ciamarra Announces Candidacy in State House District 43

November 8, 2013

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Cheryl Ciamarra (R) is running as a Republican for State of Alabama House District 43. House District 43 is currently held by Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin (R) from Indian Springs. Rep. McClurkin has announced that she is not seek re-election.

Ms. Ciamarra told The Alabama Political Reporter on Thursday that McClurkin did much for the state as a legislator and she feels that the state needs another conservative woman to take her place. Ciamarra said that the legislature needs more conservative women who can come to the microphone and speak intelligently in the face of opposition from liberal men and women.
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Mike Hubbard Stands With Texas Pro-Life Movement

July 10, 2013

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard (R) from Auburn announced on Facebook that he was standing with Texas and efforts there to place some limitations on the abortion industry in that state.

The Republican controlled Texas state legislature is attempting to pass legislation that would ban abortion after twenty weeks and would hold abortion clinics to a higher regulatory standard than what the abortion clinics are currently held too.
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Lt. Governor Kay Ivey Joins National Pro-Life Women’s Caucus

June 12, 2013

Staff Report

MONTGOMERY, Alabama (June 11, 2013) – Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey joined a national effort to recruit and organize pro-life women in state legislatures and statewide offices. The National Pro-Life Women’s Caucus, organized by the Susan B. Anthony List, launched Monday.

Lieutenant Governor Ivey serves on the initial leadership team along with Gov. Jan Brewer (AZ), Gov. Mary Fallin (OK), Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann (IN), Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch (WI), Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds (IA), and Atty. Gen. Pam Bondi (FL).
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Pro-Life Movement Rallys Their Forces in Montgomery

March 6, 2013

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, the Alabama Citizens for Life, the Knights of Columbus, the Knights of St. Peter Claver, Fayette Pro-Life, the Christian Coalition, Tuscaloosa Pro-Life, St. Clair Save a Life, and other pro-Life groups from all over the state rallied in front of the Capital for the 2013 Pro-Life Legislative Day. Nearly 300 Pro-Life activists attended the rally. The Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the Speaker of the House, and other legislative leaders all spoke at the rally and assured the Pro-Life forces that the state would do everything in its power to limit abortions in this state.
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After 1 Year, 4 Judges, Trial for Pro-Life Sidewalk Counselors Sprayed Off Sidewalk Scheduled for Oct. 23

October 18, 2012

Staff Report

Press Release

MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA — The Foundation for Moral Law, a national pro-life, religious-liberties organization, announced today that, after months of delays and several recusals, trial is scheduled next week for two Montgomery, Alabama, pro-life sidewalk counselors sprayed off the public sidewalk by a Montgomery abortion clinic.

Even though the abortion clinic repeatedly turned on and off the forceful, 25-foot jet of water and used it to block the public sidewalk in violation of the city code, David Day and Jeshua Screws were arrested in June of 2011 and accused of criminal trespass when they stepped out of the way of the sprinkler jet.  Day and Screws will appear for trial on October 23, 2012, before Hon. Charles Price in Montgomery Circuit Court.
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