Governor Bentley issues statement on Women's Health and Safety Act Ruling

Published 08/04 2014 05:58PM

Updated 08/04 2014 06:01PM

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Monday issued a statement regarding U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson’s ruling on the Women’s Health and Safety Act of 2013.

“We are extremely disappointed by today’s ruling. Abortion is a fundamental assault on the sanctity of innocent human life, and I believe that it should only be done as a last possible effort to save the life of the mother. As a doctor, I firmly believe that medical procedures, including abortions, performed in Alabama should be done in the safest manner possible. This law ensures that if a complication arises there is continuity of treatment between doctor and patient. This ruling significantly diminishes those important protections. I will always fight for the rights of the unborn, and support an appeal of today’s decision.”

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