Watch as Alabama Senate debates abortion ban bill

Sen. David Perdue speaks at a special screening of 'Instant Family,' a movie filmed in Georgia

Republican Gov. Kay Ivey has not said whether she will sign it, and said she was waiting for a final version of the bill. Which is why it's extra crucial to pay attention to whether it makes it to the Supreme Court, and how similar bills are being handled in other states, we still have Roe V. Wade protecting us right now, but under the current administration we can not take that for granted. Democrats and abortion advocates fear that the law would drive abortions underground, endangering the lives of women.

The Alabama bill, which was approved by the House of Representatives 74-3 two weeks ago, goes further by seeking to outlaw abortion outright.

The vote is expected to reignite a debate over Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision from 1973 that legalized abortion across the nation, and push Supreme Court justices to re-evaluate the laws.

Jamil said the law especially targets lower-income women who are "marginalized, poor or disabled", adding that "the wealthy will have so much more freedom".

The sponsor of the bill, state Rep. Terri Collins (R), said she has empathy for survivors of rape and incest.

Figures received cheers and clapping from a packed gallery, which was overlooking the Senate floor, largely filled with activists who support the right to have an abortion. Unlike Georgia, where the fetal heartbeat bill could get women life in prison or the death penalty, Alabama's bill targets abortion providers.

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"I'm in awe of people who take in children in need of a family and a home: but if Georgia becomes inundated with children who are unwanted or unable to be cared for, it will be hard to find great fostering for them all".

"You don't have to provide for that child".

In other words, an abortionist providing an illegal abortion, or a man beating a woman and killing her baby, would be in deep legal trouble for murder; not the woman so-called "self-terminating".

Doctors in the state would face felony jail time up to 99 years if convicted.

Similarly restrictive abortion bans in Kentucky and MS already are before the courts, and lawmakers in Alabama are fully aware that judges are likely to intervene.

"As this legislation is still making its way through the legislative process, the governor intends to withhold comment until it makes its way to her desk for signature", deputy press secretary Lori Jhons wrote in an email.

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