MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — Alabama lawmakers passed a bill that would nearly outlaw abortion in the state — and now the bill is headed to the state senate.
The bill passed in the house 74 to 3.
In the video above, CBS 42 State Capitol Bureau Reporter Reshad Hudson brings us more about the bill.
Alabama could soon have one of the most stringent abortion restrictions in the nation. This bill would make performing an abortion in Alabama a felony and would not allow exception for cases of rape or incest.
The bill was introduced as a direct challenge to Roe v.Wade that landmark abortion cases.
Alabama’s bill would punish doctors who perform abortions.
The bills would allow abortions in cases where there is a serious health risk to the woman but that is the only exception.
The bill is sponsored by Republican Rep. Terri Collins.
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