Alabama passed legislation Wednesday that would make performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases with no exceptions for cases of rape or incest.
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Georgia also recently passed its own anti-abortion bill, which outlaws most abortions once a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat. This typically occurs about six weeks into a pregnancy and before many women know they’re pregnant.
A number of other state governments are following suit with similarly restrictive abortion measures, with supporters hoping to ultimately challenge the Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing women to have abortions until about 24 weeks into pregnancy.