On Wednesday, Alabama governor Kay Ivey signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, which bans all abortions except in cases of ectopic pregnancy, lethal anomalies to the unborn child, or “serious health risk to the unborn child’s mother.” Though many Christian leaders have praised the bill’s passage, Pat Robertson criticized the bill on Wednesday’s episode of The 700 Club as “extreme,” saying it will lose any Supreme Court challenge.
“I think Alabama has gone too far,” Robertson said. “They’ve passed a law that would give a 99-year prison sentence to people who commit abortion. There’s no exception for rape or incest. It’s an extreme law. They want to challenge Roe v. Wade, but my humble view is that this is not the case we want to bring to the Supreme Court, because I think this one will lose.”
Robertson’s remarks begin at the 9:36 timecode. Watch here.