Watch as Alabama Senate debates abortion ban bill

A bill pending in the Alabama Legislature would make it a felony for a doctor to perform an abortion

A bill pending in the Alabama Legislature would make it a felony for a doctor to perform an abortion

Republican Governor Kay Ivey said she's not sure if she would sign the bill, although she's an opponent of abortion, Reuters reported.

Like numerous abortion bans that have been passed on the state level, the Alabama law is expected to face an nearly immediate legal challenge and even if it is signed into law by the governor, it is unlikely to go into immediate effect.

Democrats, who hold eight seats in the 35-member Senate, alternately criticizing the proposed abortion ban as an attempt to control women and a waste of taxpayer dollars. Republican Senator Clyde Chambliss said as debate began on the proposed ban. "And yet you want to make that decision", Democratic state Sen.

The Alabama bill goes further, banning abortions at any time.

"Our bill says that baby in the womb is a person", said Republican Rep. Terri Collins, the bill's sponsor.

After the vote passed 25-6, the ACLU of Alabama announced on Twitter that they would file a lawsuit to stop the abortion ban. The only exception would be when the pregnancy endangers the woman's health. There are no exceptions for cases of rape or incest, and that was a sticking point when the Alabama Senate first tried to debate the measure last Thursday.

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"You don't have to provide for that child". Several, including Alabama's neighbors Georgia and MS, have passed laws that prohibit abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

"I learned and became a perfectionist in resuscitation because I brought him back to life three times", he said of his son, detailing how they "made him a part of my family for those brief months".

"As this legislation is still making its way through the legislative process, the governor intends to withhold comment until it makes its way to her desk for signature", Ivey spokeswoman Lori Jhons said in a statement. It criminalizes the procedure, reclassifying abortion as a Class A felony, punishable by up to 99 years in prison for doctors.

The Alabama Senate passed a bill Tuesday evening to ban almost all abortions. "They love to champion themselves as defenders of children by fighting to make abortion illegal, but when it comes to education, health care and other concerns, especially of our most vulnerable children, wealthier Alabamians and the Legislature couldn't care less". That includes Georgia, where Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed a "heartbeat bill" into law on Tuesday. Ivey has not publicly taken a stance on the bill but has previously aligned herself as anti-abortion, lamenting the courts striking down another Alabama abortion law a year ago.

"We are already preparing a complaint", said Randall Marshall, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama.

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