Alabama Moves For Abortion Ban, Challenge to Roe-v-Wade

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The Alabama House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a proposal to make performing an abortion a felony. (Alabama State Historical Commission photo)

Fox News – The Alabama House voted overwhelmingly to outlaw almost all abortions in the state as conservatives took aim at the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

The Republican-dominated chamber voted 74-3 for legislation that would make it a felony to perform an abortion at any stage in a woman’s pregnancy. It passed after Democrats walked out of the chamber and sometimes emotional debate with opponents and supporters crowding the gallery.

The bill now moves to the Alabama Senate. Supporters said the bill is intentionally designed to conflict with the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision . . . to spark court cases that might prompt the justices to revisit Roe.

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