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Alabama Governor Signs Nation’s Most Restrictive Anti-Choice Law

HeadlineMay 16, 2019

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed the nation’s most restrictive ban on abortions into law. The bill, which faces immediate court challenges, makes no exception for cases of rape or incest. It was approved Tuesday by Alabama’s Senate with the support of 25 Republicans—all of them white men. Under the Alabama law, doctors could face up to 99 years in prison for performing abortions—decades longer than prison sentences typically given to rapists. Even far-right Christian evangelical leader Pat Robertson called the bill “extreme,” saying it “goes too far.”

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