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Looking to challenge Roe: Nation’s strictest abortion bill passes

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The bill passed exactly as it was introduced by Rep. Terri Collins, R-Decatur, about six weeks ago. It includes only one exception -- to allow abortions in cases of a serious health risk to the woman. The goal is to trigger a legal challenge to Roe v. Wade.

The Senate rejected amendments and passed the bill 25-6, sending it to Gov. Kay Ivey.

Mike Cason reports the bill is headed to Gov. Kay Ivey: "The governor intends to withhold comment until she has had a chance to thoroughly review the final version of the bill that passed," deputy press secretary Lori Jhons said.

The governor has said she would make a decision on whether to sign the bill when she sees the final version.



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Source: AL.com

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