Lawmakers in the US state of Alabama have approved the country’s toughest abortion law. The state senate voted 25 to six to outlaw abortion at any stage of pregnancy, even if that pregnancy was the result of incest or rape. The law also stipulates that doctors who perform abortions could potentially be sent to prison for life. Outside the legislature, women’s groups protested the bill. It will now go to the state governor for her approval. The minority Democrats denounced the law, but the majority Republicans supported it. And they say they want the abortion bill to end up in the US Supreme Court so that it will rule on whether abortion is legal.
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