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Jun 10, 2019

In Alabama, rapists have parental rights

When a young woman came to the Family Services of North Alabama office last year for help with trauma, saying she had been raped by her step-uncle when she was 15, rape crisis advocate Portia Shepherd heard something that “killed me, shocked me.” The step-uncle, who was getting out of jail after a drug conviction, […]

Mar 7, 2019

Alabama judge allows man to sue clinic on behalf of aborted fetus

An Alabama judge has recognized the legal rights of an aborted fetus, allowing a man whose girlfriend ended her pregnancy at six weeks to sue the manufacturer of the pill she used and the clinic that gave it to her. The decree, issued by Madison County Probate Judge Frank Barger, explicitly states that “Baby Roe” […]

Nov 10, 2017

Sexual misconduct accusations transform Alabama Senate race

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans weren’t supposed to have to worry about Alabama. Yet in the span of a tumultuous afternoon, a low-profile special election became a Republican nightmare that threatens a once-safe Senate seat — and offers a new window into ugly divisions that continue to plague the GOP in the age of President Donald […]

Jan 22, 2016

Alabama conducts first execution in more than two years

ATMORE, Ala. — A man convicted of the 1992 rape and beating death of a woman was executed Thursday in Alabama’s first execution in more than two years. Authorities say 43-year-old Christopher Eugene Brooks received a lethal injection at a state prison in Atmore. Brooks was condemned for the slaying of 23-year-old Jo Deann Campbell […]

Jan 21, 2016

First execution in two years planned in Alabama

ATMORE, Ala. — A man convicted of the 1992 rape and beating death of a woman is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Thursday in what would be Alabama’s first execution in more than two years. Christopher Eugene Brooks, 43, is set to die at 7 p.m. (eastern time zone) at Holman Correctional Facility in […]

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