Abortion Bills Passed on Final Day of Legislation

abortionTempers flared in the Alabama House of Representatives over a pair of abortion-related bills.

The House of Representatives ultimately passed both bills. One would shutter any abortion clinic within 2,000 feet of a K-8 public school. The other would ban a commonly used second trimester abortion procedure called dilation and evacuation, or D&E.

With the session rapidly reaching its end Wednesday, members of the House Black Caucus said repeated Republican attempts to end debate were unfair and undemocratic.

Caucus Chair John Knight says the motions were “muzzle tactics.”

Security was called twice as caucus members sang several refrains of “We Shall Overcome” in the chamber well, though no one was escorted out.

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