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"This bill is not about pro life or the right to life."
"This bill is about control."
The Alabama Senate on May 14th approved the nation's toughest anti-abortion ban.
Outlawing virtually all abortions in the state with no exceptions for rape or incest.
The bill, which passed 25 to 6, permits abortion only when necessary to save a mother's life.
Doctors who perform the procedure would face felony prison time of up to 99 years if convicted.
The law would take effect six months after being signed by Republican governor Kay Ivey, who has described herself as anti-abortion in the past.
Democrats and abortion-rights advocates say the Alabama measure would drive abortion procedures underground and endanger the lives of women.
"You are always going to have those women who are going to have abortions."
"Senator Figures gave some good examples."
"We all know about the back alleys, the basements."
"People are going to have abortion."
"The problem is, it's going to always be unsafe, inaccessible for those people who have lesser means."
"When God creates that life, that miracle of life inside the woman's womb, then it's not our place as humans to extinguish that life."
Lawmakers hope the legislation will help persuade the US Supreme Court to reconsider the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling.
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Alabama Senate passes nation's most restrictive abortion ban

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Celeste published on June 16, 2019    Celeste translated    Evangeline reviewed
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