The Alabama state Senate passed a bill Tuesday night prohibiting nearly all abortion procedures in the state, with no exceptions for victims of rape or incest. The measure, which passed 25-6, makes performing an abortion a felony, and only allows for abortions in cases where the woman's health is in danger. Democratic lawmakers tried to add an amendment to the bill that would make exceptions for victims of rape and incest, but it failed 21-11. Opponents have said they will immediately challenge the law, which is what supporters are hoping for, as they want the Supreme Court to take on the case, setting up the potential of overturning Roe v. Wade.
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