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Alabama governor signs strict abortion ban into law

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed a bill to ban all abortions in the state, even in cases of rape and incest, in the latest bid by political conservatives challenging the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that established a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy. U.S. abortion-rights activists had already vowed to go court to block enforcement of the Alabama measure, which ranks as the nation's strictest anti-abortion law. The decision by Ivey, a Republican who opposes abortio...
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Abortion restrictions carry political risk for Republicans in 2020

The move by states like Alabama, Georgia and Ohio to impose drastic restrictions on abortion could bolster Republicans' support from religious voters wary of President Donald Trump but risks alienating moderates, political experts said on Wednesday. Ahead of the 2020 election, when Democrats will try to parlay support among women voters to oust Trump from office, the issue of abortion is already featuring prominently in many Democratic candidates' case to voters. Most of the Democrats seeking ...
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U.S. abortion-rights activists vow to challenge landmark Alabama ban

U.S. abortion-rights activists on Wednesday vowed to challenge an Alabama bill banning abortion in almost all cases, including pregnancies resulting from rape or incest, that is part of an effort to get the Supreme Court to reconsider its 1973 ruling allowing it. The state's Republican governor, Kay Ivey, has a week to sign or veto the bill, which would become the nation's strictest anti-abortion law. Leana Wen, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said her group would ch...
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Republican Alabama governor mulling nation's strictest abortion law

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday was mulling whether to sign the United States' strictest abortion law, part of a multistate effort to get the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider women's constitutional right to abortion. The Republican governor is a strong opponent of abortion but has so far withheld comment on whether she would sign the bill. Legislation to restrict abortion rights has been introduced this year in 16 states, four of whose governors have signed bills banning abortion if an ...
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Alabama Senate bans nearly all abortions, including rape cases

The country's strictest abortion bill was previously approved by the Alabama House of Representatives and will now go to Republican Governor Kay Ivey, who has withheld comment on whether she would sign but is generally a strong opponent of abortion. The law, which passed 25-6, would take effect six months after being signed by the governor, but is certain to face legal challenge from the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups which have vowed to sue. Legislation to restrict abortion r...
Tags: Science, American Civil Liberties Union, Alabama Senate, Alabama House of Representatives, Kay Ivey

Alabama Senate debates bill banning nearly all abortions

If so, Alabama would become the latest in a procession of U.S. states to advance anti-abortion bills, part of a strategy by anti-abortion activists to get the issue before the U.S. Supreme Court. The bill was previously approved by the Alabama House of Representatives. Republican Governor Kay Ivey has withheld comment on whether she would sign it but generally is a strong opponent of abortion.
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