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Senate Passes Law To Ban Abortion — Including For Rape, Incest Victims

One of the strictest abortion laws was passed on Tuesday by the Alabama Senate, banning almost all forms of abortions in the southeastern state of the United States.

The Alabama lawmakers voted and sent a bill to the state’s Republican governor, Kay Ivey, who is expected to sign it into law.

When eventually signed into law, the bill will prohibit virtually all forms of abortions in the state, including for pregnancies resulting from rape and incest.

The bill however makes exception for abortions that may be necessary to save a mother’s life.

Alabama state Rep. Terri Collins, who sponsored the bill, told reporters on Tuesday night: “This bill is about challenging Roe v. Wade and protecting the lives of the unborn because an unborn baby is a person who deserves love and protection,” adding that, “I have prayed my way through this bill. This is the way we get where we want to get eventually.”

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Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed said the legislature was carrying out “the express will of the people, which is to protect the sanctity of life,” noting that Alabama voters approved declaring the state officially pro-life. The bill, he said, “simply recognizes that an unborn baby is a child who deserves protection — and despite the best efforts of abortion proponents, this bill will become law because Alabamians stand firmly on the side of life.”

Any doctor who performs abortion in Alabama after the bill is signed into law would be committing a “class A felony” punishable by 10 to 99 years in prison, according to provisions of the legislation.

The bill, however, did not prescribe any criminal penalties for women who may be seeking abortion in the U.S state.

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Even though it is pushing for the strictest abortion law in the U.S, Alabama is not the first country that would ban abortion in the country. Georgia and some other states in the U.S have banned abortion after about six weeks into pregnancy.

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