Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill requested an emergency opinion from the attorney general on delaying the March 31 runoff elections.
Attorneys representing Nathaniel Woods insist that he is innocent, emphasizing that another defendant had confessed to acting alone.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issued a statement saying that while she cannot remember the incident, she "will not deny what is the obvious."
This archaic law, a clear challenge to 1973’s landmark Roe v Wade decision, is a near-total abortion ban.