Tuesday night, Alabama sent the most restrictive abortion bill in the country to the governor’s desk. Alabama’s Senate passing legislation that could punish doctors who perform abortions with life in prison.
The state’s Republican backers have pushed the legislation. The bill amounts to a near-total ban on abortion in the state.
Alabama lawmakers join legislators in several other states in putting forth legislation to restrict abortion. After more than four hours of debate, the Republican-led Senate voted 25-6 to pass HB 314.
The bill which would slap doctors with up to 99 years in prison for performing an abortion. No exceptions were made for cases of rape or incest.
The Alabama House passed the bill earlier this month.