Alabama Senate Voted A Near Total Ban On Abortion
May 13, 2019
The Republican-led Alabama Senate gave final approval Tuesday to a bill outlawing most abortions. The measure easily passed the chamber, 25-6, following hours of often emotional debate. The Senate, by a vote of 21-11, rejected a Democrat-backed effort to add exceptions for rape and incest. Supporters have said adding the exceptions would hurt chances of using the law as a way to challenge Roe vs. Wade. Gov. Kay Ivey said she was waiting to see the bill before deciding whether to sign or veto it.
Alabama's Senate has passed a near-total ban on abortion, sending what would be the nation's most stringent abortion law to the state's governor.— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 15, 2019
Alabama's Senate Minority Leader Singleton said he wished to apologize to the women of Alabama “for this archaic law." pic.twitter.com/krpGmGHy1i