May 9, 2014
by Maria Coladonato
JURIST Guest Columnist Michael J. DeBoer of the Faulkner University Thomas Goode Jones School of Law discusses the recently passed Women's Health and Safety Act and the challenges facing this legislation... On April 9, 2013, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signed into law the Women's Health and ...[read more]
April 4, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The Alabama Senate on Thursday approved a bill that requires a parent or guardian's approval before a minor can have abortion. Under the law, a minor wishing to get an abortion without parental consent must prove in court that she cannot consult her parents, and the court can appoint a guardian ad ...[read more]
April 24, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On April 24, 2012, the Louisiana Senate passed legislation to increase abortion sonogram requirements. The bill was signed by Governor Bobby Jindal in June 2012. This was just one bill in the ongoing debate over abortion laws over the past four decades. More recently, on April 10, 2013, Alabama ...[read more]
April 10, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday signed the Women's Health and Safety Act, which imposes increases safety requirements on abortion clinics and practitioners within the state. The Act requires clinics that provide abortions to meet the same standards as ambulatory care centers, requires ...[read more]
June 15, 2012
by Cody Harding
On June 15, 2011, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signed legislation banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Previously, Alabama state law permitted abortions prior to fetal viability, which usually fell between 24 and 26 weeks. In April 2011, Alabama's House of Representatives and Senate ...[read more]
May 21, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley on Friday signed a bill designed to "simplify and clarify" the state's tough immigration law. The move came one day after Bentley called a special legislative session to discuss changes to the bill. The new legislation clarifies what types of documents can be used ...[read more]
May 17, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday called a special legislative session to discuss changes to the state's tough immigration law. The move comes one day after state lawmakers gave final approval to a bill that would have amended the law to make it easier to defend in court. Rather than ...[read more]
December 11, 2011
by Jamie Reese
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley announced Friday that he would work with House Speaker Mike Hubbard and Senate President Pro Tempore Del Marsh to make Alabama's new immigration law more effective. Bentley assured that the group had no plans to repeal the law, even with pending challenges from the ...[read more]
August 8, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
Alabama lawmakers on Friday filed a response to groups seeking a preliminary injunction against the controversial Alabama immigration law that expands restrictions on undocumented immigrants. Attorneys for Alabama state officials, including Governor Robert Bentley, argue that the state law is not ...[read more]
June 16, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday signed into law a bill that bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The bill contains no exceptions for cases of rape or incest, but permits an abortion if necessary to prevent the death of or serious risk of injury to the woman. The bill also ...[read more]

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