A Republican senator from Alabama plans to propose a new "personhood" amendment that would outlaw abortion, pointing to his personal religious beliefs and the possible destination of the fetus once it's aborted for his reasoning.
Alabama state Sen. Shadrack McGill (R-Macedonia) says he will push for a new anti-abortion law, citing the Bible for his motivation. During an interview with the Daily Sentinel, McGill says he believes life begins "inside of the mother" and that a fetus should be protected as an actual life.
"Did you know you can be charged up to $250,000 for destroying an eagle egg, but you can destroy babies in the womb?....Just based on the Scripture alone, the Psalm that talks about God knowing us before he placed us in our mother’s womb, is enough for me to know that that is a life inside of a mother...So my question concerning aborted babies is, where do they go, heaven or hell? I just want to know what (people’s) perspective is.”
McGill has attempted to push for extreme anti-abortion bills in the past ever since he was elected in 2010, but each bill failed to gain much ground. McGill, as well as other Republicans, are hoping to pass legislation at a local level in an attempt to challenge Roe v. Wade in the Supreme Court.
Over the last few years, Republican lawmakers have been consistent in their push for anti-abortion laws. Whether it's at the local level or in Washington, conservatives have attempted to pass legislation that would limit or eliminate a woman's right to choose and turn back the clock of progress that has been in place for the last forty years.