Alabama Abortion Ban Advances

A bill banning most abortions in Alabama is moving forward in the Legislature. The Republican-led House Health Committee on Wednesday approved a measure making abortion a felony, except when the mother's health is in danger. Opponents, including the ACLU, said that the decision should be made by the woman. But the bill's sponsor, Rep. Terri Collins (R-Decatur), sees it differently. "Because a 10-week old baby has little feet and toes, Collins said. "It's a person." If the bill becomes law, Collins expects lower courts to block it. She says the goal is to get the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision declaring abortion a Constitutional right. The bill now goes to the full House.

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