Alabama Governor Signs Controversial Abortion Ban into Law But Will Likely Face Legal Challenges

May 15, 2019

(ABC News) – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed the state’s controversial abortion ban into law, though it is expected to face near-immediate legal challenges. The ban makes it a felony for doctors in the state to perform abortions in all cases, with the only exception being when the life of the mother is threatened. The law, which was passed by the state’s Senate on Tuesday, does not include exceptions in cases of rape or incest.

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