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Alabama Lawmakers Vote to Effectively Ban Abortion in the State

posted on May 15, 2019

The New York Times’ Timothy Williams and Alan Blinder report that Alabama legislators passed a measure that would outlaw most abortions in the state, including those resulting from pregnancies caused by rape and incest. Doctors who perform the procedures would be charged as felons and face prison terms of up to 99 years. The legislation is headed to the desk of Alabama’s Republican governor, Kay Ivey. Williams and Blinder write, “Opponents have vowed to challenge the measure in federal court if it becomes law.”

Read at The New York Times