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What Alabama’s abortion ban really aims to do

Alabama passed the country’s most restrictive abortion ban, virtually eliminating all abortions except when the mother’s life is in danger. Here’s why Alabama lawmakers think it’ll hold up in court.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:

What the Alabama abortion bill really aims to do
https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/15/politics/alabama-abortion-law-roe-v-wade/index.html

25 men voted to advance most restrictive abortion ban in the country. The bill now goes to the female governor.
https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/15/politics/alabama-abortion-ban-bill-who-voted/index.html

What happens next with Alabama’s near-total abortion ban
https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/alabama-abortion-bill/index.html

Which US states have recently passed abortion bans?
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/05/states-passed-abortion-bans-190514142646289.html

Alabama Aims Squarely at Roe, but the Supreme Court May Prefer Glancing Blows

7 States Have Passed Bills This Year to Narrow the Window for Abortion
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/us/abortion-laws-states.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

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