More fake news on Alabama’s Amendment 2 blown to bits by Alabama AG Steve Marshall
Misinformation is all the rage in every election, but rarely is a state’s leading media outlet as guilty as Alabama Media Group is for spreading it.
The inaccurate reporting about voter suppression was just another black-eye for the beleaguered “journalists” at the state’s leading sports blog with a liberal bias. The reporting on that issue was so bad that the Alabama secretary of state called it “a lie.”
Monday while speaking on WVNN radio’s “The Dale Jackson Show,” Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall took their reporting on Amendment 2 to task after they ran a fact-free report quoting a doctor that declared that women who had miscarriages or fertilization treatments could be prosecuted if this Amendment passes.
Marshall was adamant that this is just not the case, adding that he was supporting Amendment 2.
“Not at all,” Marshall stated. “And, in fact, what is being said out there and the lies perpetrated by Planned Parenthood by dumping $1 million into our state. I mean, this does set up Alabama as a matter of public policy to the extent that we are able to get Roe v. Wade eliminated as the law of the land, but really this is just an affirmation for the people to vote on about where we feel about the right to life. And I surely hope, and I will personally support Amendment 2 and I hope others will as well.”
Marshall was asked if it was correct that this amendment would not allow people to be prosecuted for having an abortion if this passes.
“That is correct,” he replied. “And, in fact, Dale, if people will go back and look, if you remember the Brody Act we’ve talked about before which gave us the ability to prosecute somebody who killed a woman who was pregnant, you know I had the first person on death row for it. Specifically, within that law, we changed the definition of person but there’s a provision within that definition of person that also makes sure that it’s clear that no one will be prosecuted for an abortion.”
Contrary to the poor reporting at AL.com, the amendment does not do anything to change any law in Alabama.
The text on the amendment makes it clear the amendment is a declaration of support.
Excerpt as follows:
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended; to declare and otherwise affirm that it is the public policy of this state to recognize and support the sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children, most importantly the right to life in all manners and measures appropriate and lawful; and to provide that the constitution of this state does not protect the right to abortion or require the funding of abortion.
The TV ads from advocacy groups are spreading the same lies, but that is to be expected.
These lies from advocates are not OK, but at least they are nakedly pushing an agenda. The media is expected to hold itself to a higher standard, but, sadly, they are falling short consistently.