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Texas-style abortion bill filed in Alabama House of Representatives

Lucia Hermo, with megaphone, leads chants during a rally against HB314, the near-total ban on abortion bill, outside of the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery, Ala., on Tuesday May 14, 2019.

The Alabama Legislature next year will think about a Texas-style monthly bill that would ban abortion upon detection of cardiac activity in a fetus and let lawsuits in opposition to these carrying out or assisting persons trying to get abortions. 

The bill, sponsored by Rep. Jamie Kiel, R-Russellville, is an just about phrase-for-phrase copy of the Texas regulation. That statute, which went into result in September, faces a number of legal issues, but the U.S. Supreme Courtroom on Friday allowed the regulation to stand as litigation continues. 

Inquiries on the invoice have been despatched to Kiel on Monday. Like the Texas legislation, the Alabama laws suggests the point out “has persuasive pursuits from the outset of a woman’s pregnancy in preserving the health and fitness of the female and the lifestyle of the unborn little one.”

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