Alabama state Sen. Bobby Singleton, a Democrat, told CNN this morning that Alabama's abortion bill is "horrible."
"I think that we raped women last night. We made women of Alabama the model of the new Roe vs. Wade. I think this is a horrible bill," Singleton said.
The state's near-total abortion ban appears to set up an immediate fight over Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. However, Singleton said some members of the Republican party in Alabama believe in the components of this bill.
"You know, I would like to think that it's just for the purpose of Roe v. Wade, but, you know, there are some members on that side of the aisle who really believe sincerely in this," he said. "I asked to sponsor that just last night, you know, is that your intent to send doctors to jail for 99 years, or even for an attempted abortion up to 10 years in prison for attempt, not defining what an attempt is? But, you know, they just look me in my eyes with a stare as if, 'yes, thats what I want to do.'"
Singleton was referring to the part of the bill that would slap doctors with up to 99 years in prison for performing an abortion.