Alabama Congress Passes Strict Abortion Bill, Now on Governor’s Desk

And in Alabama, lawmakers have passed a bill to eliminate abortions in virtually all circumstances.

The bill passed Tuesday night, making it illegal to have an abortion unless the mother’s life is at risk.

Before the final vote, the Alabama State Senate rejected an amendment to the bill that would make exceptions in cases of rape or incest.

The new legislation would also make it illegal for doctors to perform abortions, punishing doctors with up to 99 years in prison.

With a conservative majority on the Supreme Court, many believe that this bill could one day be used to overturn Roe v. Wade, which was the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States.

But Alabama’s bill did not pass without heavy protest and backlash. Many claimed the bill is unconstitutional.

Protesters lined the street outside the Alabama State House trying to get the attention of the legislators.

Now that the bill has passed, groups like the ACLU of Alabama say there are plenty of legal challenges ahead.

Alabama’s governor has yet to sign the bill, but sources say it is likely she will.