Republican Senator Susan Collins commented on the nation's strictest anti-abortion law, saying the Alabama law is "extreme." "Abortion remains a very contentious issue in the country. And people have heartfelt views on both sides of the issue. Iâ€™m not sure exactly why we're seeing this happen but most of the laws are not as extreme as Alabamaâ€™s. Alabama seems to have gone further than any other state,â€ Senator Collins said.