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COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES steneRS OF THENOARD BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ee May 28, 2019 The Honorable Del Marsh President Pro Tempore, Senate 11 South Union Street, Suite 722 Montgomery, AL 36130 Dear Senator Marsh We are writing to express opposition to HB 314, which prohibits individuals from seeking an abortion in nearly all circumstances. The law makes no exceptions for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest, and it institutes criminal prosecution for doctors who violate the law. In fact, under HB 314, a Physician who performs an abortion for a rape survivor would face a longer prison sentence than the rapist themselves in some instances. Alabama's law is the most restrictive in the country, and it joins the ranks of other states infringing on the constitutional right to reproductive health care based on almost 45 years of United States Supreme Court precedent, beginning with the Court's landmark decision in Roe v. Wade. As a result of this law, the County of Los Angeles has implemented a one-year travel restriction to the State of Alabama for official County business. The Honorable Del Marsh May 28, 2019 Page 10 We urge you to immediately repeal this law. Thank you for your consideration of this important issue. NICE HAHN hair of the Board Supervisor, Fourth District had L Ass MARK RIDLEY-THOMAS Supervisor, First District ‘Supervisor, Second District SHEILA KUEHL \THRYN BARGER Supervisor, Third District Supéfvisor, Fifth District