and the American Civil Liberties Union on Friday filed a federal lawsuit challenging Alabama’s strict new law.
The law forbids the procedure in all cases, including rape and incest, except where it is necessary to save the pregnant person’s life.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) signed the extreme measure into law earlier this month. It is seen as a clear attack on Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court case that legalized abortion across the country.
Both the ACLU and Planned Parenthood previously pledged to fight the law, which threatens doctors who perform abortions with a felony charge and up to 99 years in prison.
Alabama’s ban is just one of several new abortion measures