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.