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Abortion Laws State by State: Alabama - Florida

Updated: Jun 12, 2022


David Bozell: Good morning, everybody. Good afternoon, good evening, and goodnight. David Bozell here, ForAmerica, your conductor.

So, we talked about on an earlier show what would happen in your state if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. I want to go through this together. I've made two columns, just to make it simple, folks. Your state is either going to be pro-life or it is going to be pro-abortion.

Now,, at the outset, this is the way I grade it, right? If most abortions are made illegal, but maybe they have some that abortion is somewhat legal or mostly legal for where the mother's life is in danger or if the baby was the product of a rape, but if most of the other abortions are illegal, we're going to consider that state to be pro-life.

And then pro-abortion is pretty self-explanatory, they don't have any limitations on abortion.

Okay? So, that's going to be my criteria. I thought about doing legal, somewhat legal, illegal, but that seemed a little complicated as I went through it.

Alright, so, this is where your state is going to stand. This is courtesy of Daily Signal and the good guys at The Heritage Foundation.

And if I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times - this is why we need a conservative media ecosystem, because you're not going to get this kind of thing, straight up reporting, straight facts, straight truth from the Left. Because everything you see on television or every everything you see in the .com world or the Left-wing media ecosystem is going to tell you that Republicans, conservatives, anybody who is pro-life has just stripped away your right to kill a child and we should all be damned to hell for that.

So, we're going to ignore all that because they ought to be ignored and they're wrong. And we're going to go to the straight skinny. Daily Signal, Heritage Foundation.

Okay, see what happens to abortion state by state if Roe v. Wade is overturned. And we're going to do this in alpha order.

Alrighty, Alabama, number one.

Nearly all abortions in Alabama would become illegal under a trigger law, with exceptions to save the 'life or health' of the mother. Those convicted of performing an illegal abortion could be fined up to $1,000 and face up to a year imprisonment or a sentence of hard labor.

Working on a c-h-a-i-n g-a-n-g. Okay, so Alabama, we're going to put you in the pro-life category as we described. Okay. Nearly all abortions in Alabama would become illegal.

Number two, Alaska.

Alaska does not limit abortion. Women in the state will still be able to abort their babies even past the time of viability.

Alaska, what is going on? What's wrong with you guys? That is surprising. Okay, Alaska, you are in the very pro-abortion category... It'll be interesting to see how many we have per category.

One in one so far, one pro-life state, one pro-abortion state.

Number three. What happens in Arizona?

Arizona has a law in place that would ban nearly all abortions. Courts found the law unconstitutional, but it likely would take effect if Roe is overturned.

Well, that's a little ambiguous. "Courts found the law unconstitutional, but it likely would take effect if Roe is overturned."

Arizona also passed the legislation to ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, which would take effect as well. Those who violate the abortion ban in Arizona could face two to five years in prison.


Violating the 15-week ban would also be a class six felony. Arizona, however, does allow for abortions to save the life of the mother.

Going to make an executive decision here, going to go with Heritage Foundation that it would likely take effect that would ban nearly all abortions. So, Arizona gets added to the pro-life category. I'll clap for Arizona because it's a little ambiguous there.

Okay, now Arkansas, the home of accidental suicides, people suiciding themselves in Arizona, or Arkansas, pardon of me.

Okay, here we go. Arkansas.

Arkansas has a total ban on abortion, except to save the life of the mother, that is ready to take effect. Those who violate the Arkansas Human Life Protection Act and perform illegal abortions could be fined up to $100,000 and face up to 10 years in prison.

Yowza. Arizona. Now, Arkansas. Excuse me, Arkansas.

Arkansas, pro-life. Three to one, pro-life over pro-abortion so far.

Okay. Moving into the Cs, California. "In 1969," you can expect where this is going to go.

In 1969, four years before the high court's Roe v. Wade decision, California legalized abortion. Abortion would remain legal in California up to the time of the baby's viability outside of the womb.

Pro-abortion California. Got it. Got it. Whatever's in the water there. They don't like babies.


Abortion would remain legal in Colorado. In 2022, the state passed the Reproductive Health Equity Act guaranteeing a 'right' to 'have an abortion.'

That is Colorado. Alright, Colorado, Colorado, Colorado. Pro-abortion three to three.

Connecticut, as we wrap up the Cs.

Abortion would remain legal in Connecticut. State law prohibits abortion after a baby is viable outside the womb, however. The law provides no legal penalties for those who perform illegal abortions.

Wow, that is Connecticut. The pro-aborts have taken the lead four states to three states. Connecticut, very pro-abortion.


Under Delaware's Freedom of Choice Act, abortion would be legal up to the time a baby is viable. State law provides no penalties for illegal abortions.

Delaware, you are also a pro-abortion state. Pro-abortions five, pro-life three.

District of Columbia. Well, I guess we do have 51 here. District of Columbia, you can imagine.

Abortion would remain legal at all stages of pregnancy, including through the third trimester.

See all these people protesting down there. Most of them are all residents of District of Columbia. A lot of these congressional staffs... These members tell their staff to go protest this stuff. That's your taxpayer dollars. Don't question me, I know how that works. These staffs are down there protesting.

The nation's capital is considered to have some of the least-restrictive abortion laws in America.

And some of the most restrictive gun laws in America. So, there you go - okay, DC, six to three. The pro-aborts have taken a commanding lead.

Florida, moving into the Fs.

Abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy would be banned in Florida. But in 1989, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that a 'right' to an abortion exists, so litigation over state abortion law likely would follow. Florida law also bans abortions after the second trimester, around 27 weeks, as well as partial-birth abortion. Performing an abortion after the second trimester is considered a third-degree felony in Florida and conviction may result in a fine of up to $5,000 and a prison sentence of up to five years.

Well, we're going to put Florida in the pro-abortion category, because of the 1989 Florida Supreme Court's decision suggesting that a right to an abortion exists. That's sort of under the whole right to privacy thing. So, that will probably be a challenge, but until it is challenged and until the pro-lifers win, Florida remains a pro-abortion state. Governor DeSantis, you're great, but you have got some work to do.


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