Strongest anti-abortion law in USA passes Alabama Senate, heads to governor’s desk

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from LifeSiteNews,

Legislation to ban the vast majority of abortions is on its way to Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s desk, after clearing its final hurdle in the state Senate Tuesday evening.

The Alabama Human Life Protection Act bans abortion for any reason other than to “avert (a mother’s) death or to avert serious risk of substantial physical impairment of a major bodily function” (mental or emotional health would not qualify). Performing an abortion would become a Class C felony, punishing abortionists with up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $15,000.

“With liberal states like New York rushing to approve radical late-term and post-birth abortions, passage of this bill will reflect the conservative beliefs, principles, and desires of the citizens of Alabama while, at the same time, providing a vehicle to revisit the constitutionally flawed Roe v. Wade decision,” Republican state Rep. Terri Collins, the bill’s sponsor, has declared.

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