Alabama passes bill banning abortion

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Alabama has become the latest US state to move to restrict abortions by passing a bill to outlaw the procedure in almost all cases.

  • BBC

Supporters say they expect the law to be blocked in court but hope that the appeals process will bring it before the Supreme Court.

They want the court, which now has a conservative majority, to overturn the 1973 ruling legalising abortion.

Sixteen other states are seeking to impose new restrictions on abortion.

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