Alabama Legislature Considers an Abortion Ban and Prison Reforms

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Alabama wants to enact a strict abortion ban. Lawmakers proposed legislation earlier this week that would make abortions at any stage of pregnancy a felony, unless the mother’s health is at risk. But first, the state’s prisons are in turmoil. The Department of Justice this week issued a blistering report on violent and deadly conditions in Alabama’s prisons. Now the state has a deadline to act. WBHM’s Gigi Douban checked in with Don Dailey, host of Alabama Public Television’s Capitol Journal, for a look at reaction from lawmakers.

 

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