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Alabama Passes Bill To Ban Abortion In Most Cases Including Rape And Incest

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Lawmakers in the US state of Alabama have passed a bill to outlaw almost all abortions with no exceptions.

The state Senate approved the law, rejecting an amendment to allow exemptions for cases of rape or incest.

Abortion would only be allowed in certain circumstances to safeguard the mother's health.

Of the 27 Republicans, all men, that dominate the 35-seat Alabama senate, 25 voted to pass the bill late on Tuesday.

If enacted, Alabama would become the state with the strictest abortion laws in America.

Pro-life activists hope it will challenge a landmark 1973 Supreme Court ruling that legalised abortion in the US.

 


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