Oct 23, 2018
November 6 is election day, and Alabamians will head to the
polls to vote for candidates in several statewide races, as well as
in many legislative, judicial and local races.
There will be four statewide amendments on the ballot as well — two of which are of special interest to many in the faith community.
Amendment 1 deals with displays of the Ten Commandments and would add language to the Alabama constitution to allow display of the commandments alongside other historical documents.
Amendment 2 focuses on sanctity of human life and would add language to the Alabama constitution recognizing the importance of unborn life and the rights of unborn children, including the right to life.
Amendment 2 would also make clear that the state constitution does not include a right to abortion or require the funding of an abortion using public funds.
Both topics have been the subject of much debate and news in Alabama in recent years, so in this week’s TAB News we are going to examine the issues more closely with Parker Snider of Alabama Policy Institute.