Alabama Senate passes near-total ban on abortion | ITV News

Alabama’s Senate has passed a near-total ban on abortion, with members rejecting an attempt to add an exception for rape and incest.

The law – which would be the US’s most stringent abortion law – will now be sent to the state’s Republican governor.

The Republican-dominated Alabama Senate voted 25-6 for the bill that would make performing an abortion at any stage of pregnancy a felony punishable by up to 99 years or life in prison.

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

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