Abortion Bill Vote Delayed After Commotion on Senate Floor
Alabama lawmakers will have to wait until next week for what could be final passage of a bill that would ban almost all abortions in the state. The Senate was set to vote on the measure Thursday, but as debate got under way, commotion erupted over procedural issues around an amendment to the bill. Senators ultimately decided to delay the vote. We hear about that, along with updates on a medical marijuana measure and a lottery bill, from Alabama Public Television’s Don Dailey.
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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.”
Alabama’s Chemical Castration Law Draws Criticism
Certain convicted sex offenders in Alabama will soon have to undergo chemical castration if they want to be released on parole. That’s according to a bill signed into law this week by Gov. Kay Ivey.