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Alabama Senate to consider constitutional ban on abortion


The Alabama Senate plans to vote Thursday on a proposal to put a ban on abortion in the state constitution.The Senate will debate the proposed constitutional amendment by Rep. Matt Fridy, R-Montevallo.If at least 21 of the 35 senators vote for it, it would go to voters for approval.The House passed the bill by a vote of 67-14 in March.Supporters say it will position the state to ban abortion in the event that the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.The amendment would declare that it is the public policy of the state to recognize the right to life of unborn children.The Senate Republican Caucus, which holds 26 of the 35 seats, plans to have the bill considered as part of what it is calling "Pro-Life Day" in the Senate.The agenda also includes a bill to ban assisted suicide and a bill setting up a procedure to allow health care providers to opt out of abortions and other procedures that violate their religious beliefs.

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