Pro and anti-abortion campaigners gathered in Montgomery, Alabama, where local lawmakers voted on the historic bill that would ban nearly all abortions

Source: The Sun

ALABAMA lawmakers last night passed a near-total ban on abortions – including in cases of rape and incest – while threatening to jail doctors who carry them out for LIFE.

State governor Kay Ivey, a Republican, will make the final decision on whether to enact the controversial law after local senators voted in favour by 25 to six.

If it’s signed off, the new law will make it a felony for a doctor to perform an abortion at any stage of pregnancy – punishable by up to 99 years in jail.

The only exception would be when the woman’s health is at serious risk.

The historic legislation is designed to go against the US Supreme Court’s landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalised abortion nationally.

This means it will likely be challenged in the courts – but if backed by the current conservative-led US Supreme court, could see abortions banned across America.

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