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Bill to put abortion ban in Alabama Constitution advances


A proposal to place the right to life of the unborn in the Alabama Constitution is a step away from going to voters for approval.The Senate Health Committee approved the proposed constitutional amendment on an 8-2 vote. It moves to the Senate.If approved by at least 21 of the 35 senators, it would go to voters in a statewide referendum.The Alabama amendment would come into play if the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which said women have a constitutional right to abortion.The sponsor is Rep. Matt Fridy, R-Montevallo.The amendment says:"The state acknowledges, declares and affirms that it is the public policy of this state to recognize and support the sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children, including the right to life."The state further acknowledges, declares and affirms that is the public policy of this state to ensure the protection of the rights of the unborn child, including the right to life.

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