Pat Robertson says Alabama abortion law ‘has gone too far’

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Rev. Pat Robertson gestures as he poses a question to Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush during a Presidential candidate forum at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va., Friday, Oct. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

(AP) – Conservative televangelist Pat Robertson says Alabama has “gone too far” by passing a bill that would make performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases.

Robertson is a longtime abortion opponent, but on Wednesday, as he hosted “The 700 Club” on the Christian Broadcasting Network, he called the bill “extreme” and noted that it does not have exceptions for rape or incest.

Gov. Kay Ivey signed the measure into law Wednesday evening, although it is expected to be challenged in court.

Some Alabama lawmakers are hoping to ignite a legal fight in the hopes of getting the U.S. Supreme Court to gut abortion rights nationwide.

Robertson, however, said, “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.”

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