Abortion Ban

A day after SCOTUS leak, Gulf States begin to prep for a future without Roe v. Wade

While nothing officially changes until the Supreme Court delivers its decision, advocates on both sides of the issue are preparing for an end to legal abortion.

‘The Whole South Goes Dark’: What Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Death Could Mean For Abortion Access

The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has brought about concerns over reproductive rights. Some worry that if President Trump's Supreme Court Justice nominee is approved that access to abortion will grow even narrower, especially in the south.

Federal Judge Blocks Alabama Abortion Law

A federal judge has blocked Alabama’s near-total abortion ban, which was set to go into effect next month. The preliminary injunction will remain in effect until the “court resolves the case in full.”

Lawsuit Filed Challenging Alabama’s Abortion Law

Abortion rights groups filed a federal lawsuit Friday seeking to block Alabama’s strict new abortion law.

Alabama’s Abortion Law Could be Bad for Business

Alabama’s abortion law has yet to go into effect, but it’s already causing ripples in the business community. The law sparked widespread criticism, including a campaign on social media calling for people to boycott the state. Officials with the City of Birmingham say it’s hurting the city’s ability to attract business.

Protesters March to Oppose Abortion Ban

Supporters of abortion rights marched through downtown Birmingham Sunday, one of several rallies across the state in protest of a new abortion ban signed into law by Governor Kay Ivey last week.

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Lawmakers Pass a Restrictive Abortion Ban as Time Runs Out in the Session

Alabama lawmakers this week passed what’s considered one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the country. We look at the fallout and where this leaves one other major legislative priority here in the state -- prisons.

Abortion Bill Vote Delayed After Commotion on Senate Floor

An abortion bill delayed, a medical marijuana measure advances and a switch-out of a lottery bill ... Alabama Public Television has a look back at this week's action in the Alabama legislature.

Legislative Wrap-Up: Lawmakers Advance Abortion Ban, Education Budget

House members passed one of the strictest abortion bans in the nation this week. And the Alabama Senate passed a hefty education spending plan.

Alabama Abortion Bill Designed to Provoke Court Challenge

Lawmakers in states across the U.S. have recently introduced measures to significantly restrict access to abortion as a way to challenge the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion. An Alabama bill goes farther than other proposals. It would ban abortion in almost all cases.

Alabama Legislature Considers an Abortion Ban and Prison Reforms

This week Alabama lawmakers considered a bill that would make abortions a felony unless the mother's health is at risk. And it wrestled with a solution to the state's prisons crisis.