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Alabama House Approves “Born Alive” Abortion Bill

The Alabama House of Representatives has approved legislation to put doctors in prison if they don’t try to save babies “born alive” after an attempted abortion. Representatives voted 66-18 for the bill Tuesday. The bill now moves to the Senate The bill by Republican Rep. Ginny Shaver says doctors would face 20-year prison sentences for failing to provide reasonable care…

Maryland Official Wants His State to Review Relationships with Alabama over Abortion Law

Maryland’s comptroller says he’s urging the state’s pension system to divest itself from Alabama-based companies due to the state’s strictest-in-the-nation abortion ban. In a Facebook post, Comptroller Peter Franchot said the law was “a malicious assault on the rights and protections of women everywhere.” Franchot, a Democrat elected in a statewide vote, is the vice chairman of Maryland’s State Retirement…

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…

Political Analyst Steve Flowers Talks about Alabama Abortion Bill Debate

Alabama News Network Political Analyst Steve Flowers is weighing in on the debate over Alabama’s abortion bill. That bill would outlaw nearly all abortions in the state. It would make it a felony for a doctor to perform an abortion. Flowers says if the bill passes the Legislature and is signed by Gov. Kay Ivey, it won’t hold up in…

Alabama House Democrats Walk Out to Protest Abortion Bill

Alabama Democratic state representatives walked out of the State House chamber in protest of the abortion bill that was debated this afternoon. That bill passed 74-3. Those who protested the bill were upset that it would make performing an abortion a felony.  They said in a statement that the bill would cost the state millions of dollars in unnecessary lawsuits…

Alabama House Approves Bill to Outlaw Most Abortions

  The Alabama House of Representatives has voted to outlaw almost all abortions in the state, sending the bill to the Senate. The Republican-dominated House of Representatives voted 74-3 in favor of the proposal, which would make performing an abortion a felony. The bill contains an exemption for a mother’s health, but not for rape or incest. Lawmakers say the…