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Political Landscape: Demonstrators in H.B. protest Alabama’s stringent abortion law

Political Landscape: Demonstrators in H.B. protest Alabama’s stringent abortion law
Demonstrators dressed in costumes similar to those in the TV show “The Handmaid’s Tale” gather Tuesday at the Huntington Beach Pier to protest recent legislation in Alabama to ban abortion in nearly all cases. (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)

Demonstrators, some dressed in costumes similar to those in the TV show “The Handmaid’s Tale,” gathered Tuesday at the Huntington Beach Pier to protest recent legislation in Alabama to ban abortion in nearly all cases.

Protesters held signs reading “Don’t take away our care,” “Women are smart, kind, important and unstoppable” and “Together we fight for all.”

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Some wore scarlet cloaks and oversize white bonnets in reference to the Hulu series set in a time when women are considered property.

Demonstrators holding signs reading “Women's rights matter,” “Mind your own uterus” and more gather Tuesday at the Huntington Beach Pier for a protest against Alabama’s abortion ban.
Demonstrators holding signs reading “Women's rights matter,” “Mind your own uterus” and more gather Tuesday at the Huntington Beach Pier for a protest against Alabama’s abortion ban. (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)

The demonstration, called “Stop the Bans,” joined others planned around the country Tuesday and came on the heels of an abortion bill signed last week by Alabama’s Republican governor, Kay Ivey. Under the law, abortion will be a felony in nearly all cases, except when the life of the mother is in jeopardy.

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Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio and Georgia this year approved bans on abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can occur in about the sixth week of pregnancy.

Tuesday’s demonstration in Huntington Beach, called “Stop the Bans,” joined others planned around the country on the heels of Alabama’s near-total abortion ban and partial bans in other states.
Tuesday’s demonstration in Huntington Beach, called “Stop the Bans,” joined others planned around the country on the heels of Alabama’s near-total abortion ban and partial bans in other states. (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)
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