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After thorough and careful consideration of the facts surrounding the case I concluded that the state of Alabama should carry out Nathaniel Woods Jr. lawfully imposed sentence this evening, this is not a decision that I take lightly, but I firmly believe in the rule of law and that justice must be served.
Many Americans, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey included, disagreed when Roe v. Wade was handed down in 1973, the sponsors of this bill believe that it is time, once again, for the US Supreme Court to revisit this important matter, and they believe this act may bring about the best opportunity for this to occur.
Today, I signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, a bill that was approved by overwhelming majorities in both chambers of the Legislature, to the bill's many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians' deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a sacred gift from God.
Due to the nature of his crime, the decision of a jury to condemn him to death and because our legal system has worked as designed, Mr. Ray's sentence was carried out, courts at every level have upheld Mr. Ray's conviction for Domineque Ray senseless act. Accordingly, the laws of this state have been carried out. It is my prayer that, with tonight's events, Miss Harville's family can finally have closure.