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    Alabama’s Senate approved legislation on Tuesday that would ban nearly all abortions in the state at every stage of pregancy, but refused to consider amendments that would take provide health care for the mothers who were denied abortions.

    State Senator Linda Coleman-Madison proposed an amendment to the bill that would require the state to provide free prenatal and medical care for mothers who had been denied an abortion by the new law. Her amendment was struck down by a vote of 23-6.

    “The sin to me is bringing a child into this world and not taking care of them,” Coleman-Madison said. "The sin for me is that this state does not provide adequate care. We don’t provide education. And then when the child is born and we know that mother is indigent and she cannot take care of that child, we don’t provide any support systems for that mother.”

    State Senator Vivian Davis Figures proposed three amendments to the bill, one which would require a Medicaid expansion to provide funding for mothers and their young children, another that would require those who voted for the bill to pay for the legal costs of defending it in court and a third to make it illegal for a man to get a vasectomy. All of the amendments were voted down.

    The new abortion laws do not grant exceptions for cases of rape or incest and doctors who perform abortions in-state would face up to 99 years in prison. The change sets up a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark Supreme Court case that granted women their constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy.

    The measure was approved by the Alabama House last month and now sits on the desk of Republican Governor Kay Ivey. Through a spokesperson, Ivey said she would withhold comment until she had a chance to review the entire bill, which was passed late Tuesday night by a vote of 25-6 with one abstention. In the past, Ivey has been a vocal supporter of anti-abortion bills that included banning exceptions for rape and incest, so it does appear likely that she will sign the legislation into law. Once signed, there will be a six month period before the laws are enacted.

    The bill was originally introduced by Alabama Representative Terri Collins, and was intended to introduce a strong legal challenge to Roe v. Wade.
    An update to this article is that Govenor Kay Ivey did sign the abortion ban bill.
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