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Alabama governor signs toughest US abortion ban into law

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Wed, 15 May 2019 23:01 GMT

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday, May 15th, signed the most restrictive abortion law in the United States, providing for a near-total prohibition, even in cases of rape and incest, reported AFP.

Under the new measure, expected to come into effect in six months, performing an abortion is a crime that could land doctors in prison for up to 99 years.  

Abortions would only be legal if the life of the mother is in danger or the fetus has a fatal condition.

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