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A warning from the past on restrictive abortion laws

Protesters rally against Alabama’s new abortion bill in Montgomery on May 14

ON MAY 14 THE ALABAMA SENATE PASSED the nation’s most extreme abortion bill. If it goes into effect, it would ban abortion almost entirely in the state—in every stage of pregnancy—and make it a felony for providers to perform the procedure.

It would also send Alabama back to the 19th century.

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