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The U.S. states with the most restrictive abortion laws

Reuters Logo By By Canice Leung, Reuters of Reuters | Slide 2 of 12: ALABAMA: Alabama passed a bill on May 14, 2019, to outlaw nearly all abortions, creating exceptions only to protect the mother's health. The bill bans abortions at any time. Those performing abortions would be committing a felony, punishable by 10 to 99 years in prison, although a woman who receives an abortion would not be held criminally liable. The Republican-controlled Alabama Senate also defeated a Democratic amendment that would have allowed legal abortions for women and girls impregnated by rape and incest. The country's strictest abortion bill was previously approved by the Alabama House of Representatives and will now go to Governor Ivey (pictured). 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. REUTERS/Marvin Gentry

ALABAMA

Alabama passed a bill on May 14, 2019, to outlaw nearly all abortions, creating exceptions only to protect the mother's health. The bill bans abortions at any time. Those performing abortions would be committing a felony, punishable by 10 to 99 years in prison, although a woman who receives an abortion would not be held criminally liable. The Republican-controlled Alabama Senate also defeated a Democratic amendment that would have allowed legal abortions for women and girls impregnated by rape and incest. The country's strictest abortion bill was previously approved by the Alabama House of Representatives and will now go to Governor Ivey (pictured). 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.
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