The Alabama Senate has passed what can be characterized as the country's most restrictive abortion ban, outlawing virtually all abortions, not even for extreme cases such as incest and rape. The ban passed nearly unanimously on Tuesday night with a vote of 25-6. Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth was a staunch supporter of the bill, remarking “Abortion is murder, [...] Those three simple words sum up my position on an issue that many falsely claim is a complex one.”
Alabama's abortion ban has stiff penalties for women getting the procedure but doctors performing abortions could be imprisoned for 99 years on felony charges.