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Alabama Senate Passes Abortion Bill with No Amendments

The Alabama Senate voted 25-6 tonight to approve the abortion bill that will outlaw nearly all abortions in the state. Abortions would only be legal if the mother’s life was in danger. The Senate rejected five proposed amendments to the bill. Some had wanted rape and incest to be included among the exceptions. If the bill becomes law, a doctor…

Chaos in Alabama Senate over Abortion Bill

There were tense moments in the Alabama Senate this morning over the abortion bill. That bill would outlaw nearly all abortions in the state. Tempers flared as Senate Minority Leader Bobby Singleton (D-Greensboro) had asked for roll call votes for any decisions being made about the bill.  At issue was the rape/incest amendment that was added to the bill in…

Alabama’s Proposed Abortion Ban Approved by Committee

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama legislative committee has advanced a near total ban on abortion, but added an exception for rape and incest. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 7-2 Wednesday for the bill that would make it a felony to perform an abortion. The bill could be before the full Senate Thursday. The legislation comes after four states approved…

Abortion Bill Passes in the House of Representatives

UPDATE: The House passes an abortion bill that now will head to the senate. The Alabama House of Representatives is set to debate what many are calling the most aggressive abortion bill in the country. The bill, authored by Republican Rep. Terri Collins of Decatur, suggest making all abortions illegal in Alabama. There is no language in the bill that…

Alabama House Committee Approves Abortion Bill

Protestors Outside

Three women dressed like characters in the cable TV show Handmaid’s Tale stand outside the Statehouse to confront members of a House committee that approved a bill that could ban all abortions in Alabama. The vote will send the bill to the full House.   MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama committee advanced one of the most stringent abortion restrictions…

Lawmaker Proposes Radical Abortion Bill

Republican State Representative Terri Collins of Decatur authored the bill. The bill is an attempt to overturn the 1973 Roe-v-Wade decision that made abortion legal in the United States. The Bill as written would  ban all abortion in the state of Alabama. There is a loophole in the bill that allows for an abortion in the instance that birth poses…

Gov. Bentley Signs Two Abortion Bills into Law

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has signed legislation into law that could shutter two of the state’s largest abortion providers. Bentley’s office on Thursday confirmed the governor signed a bill to deny licenses to clinics within 2,000 feet of public elementary and middle schools. He also approved a ban on a commonly used second trimester abortion procedure. The law will shutter…

Abortion Bills Passed on Final Day of Legislation

Tempers 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…

Bill Banning Abortion in Alabama, “Essentially Dead”

An Alabama personhood bill, which would have effectively banned abortion in the state, has failed to make it to a vote in the legislature. Republican Ed Henry, the bill’s sponsor, says the bill is “essentially dead.” After House Democrats mounted a filibuster on Thursday, the House adjourned before getting to the bill. Henry’s bill was a proposed constitutional amendment to…