Alabama

Alabama governor signs chemical castration bill into law

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signs a book.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey. Photo: Gov. Kay Ivey/Facebook

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) signed a bill into law Monday requiring sex offenders whose victims are younger than 13 to be chemically castrated as a condition of parole, AL.com first reported.

The big picture: Alabama's measure requires offenders to take medication to suppress or block testosterone production before they're paroled. If an offender stops treatment, they would be returned to custody for a parole violation. A judge would decide when medication could be stopped.

Where abortion restrictions stand: The states that have passed laws

Anti-abortion protest. Photo: SAUL LOEB/Getty Images

The most restrictive abortion laws in generations are currently spreading across America's red states, setting up what could be a precedent-smashing Supreme Court challenge to the abortion status quo.

Driving the news: Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill into law on Wednesday to protect Illinois' abortion rights if Roe v. Wade were overturned, the Chicago Sun Times reports.