House GOP leader says Alabama abortion law goes too far

McCarthy wouldn’t take a stand on whether the Supreme Court should strike down the strictest abortion law in the nation if a challenge were to reach the court.

16 May 2019 | 21:34

Source: Associated Press

  • Source: Associated Press
  • Last update: 16 May 2019 | 21:34

Legal abortion supporters fly a banner reading Abortion is OK over the Alabama State Capitol building in downtown Montgomery, Ala., on Wednesday May 15, 2019. (AP Photo)

WASHINGTON: The top House Republican said Alabama’s new state law banning almost all abortions goes too far.

California Rep. Kevin McCarthy said the law, which doesn’t allow exceptions for abortions in cases of rape and incest, “goes further than I believe.”

McCarthy says he believes in “exceptions for rape, incest and life of the mother.”

McCarthy wouldn’t take a stand on whether the Supreme Court should strike down the strictest abortion law in the nation if a challenge were to reach the court.

Republicans struggled to win over suburban women in last year’s midterm elections and the controversy over abortion restrictions could prove politically troublesome.

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