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Borowitz writes: "The Alabama Senate voted on Tuesday to approve a measure that would virtually eliminate tourism to Alabama."

Protesters gathered outside the Alabama state house as senators approved a measure on Tuesday that would ban almost all abortions in the state. The measure, later signed by the governor, was created in hopes of challenging the precedent set by Roe v. Wade. (photo: Mickey Welsh/AP)
Protesters gathered outside the Alabama state house as senators approved a measure on Tuesday that would ban almost all abortions in the state. The measure, later signed by the governor, was created in hopes of challenging the precedent set by Roe v. Wade. (photo: Mickey Welsh/AP)


Alabama Senate Votes to Virtually Eliminate Tourism to Alabama

By Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker

17 May 19

 

The article below is satire. Andy Borowitz is an American comedian and New York Times-bestselling author who satirizes the news for his column, "The Borowitz Report."


he Alabama Senate voted on Tuesday to approve a measure that would virtually eliminate tourism to Alabama.

Greg Reed, the Senate Majority Leader, said that, if signed into law, the measure would achieve his fellow Republican senators’ long-standing goal of making tourism to Alabama “so rare as to be essentially nonexistent.”

“This is a great day for everyone in the state of Alabama who has worked so hard to wipe out the evil scourge of tourism,” he said.

The bill now goes to the desk of Governor Kay Ivey, who has been aggressively urged to sign it by anti-tourism activists.

“If Governor Ivey does the right thing and signs the bill, Alabama could start losing billions of dollars right away,” Reed said. “This will be the best thing to keep people from visiting Alabama since Roy Moore.”

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