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

Carol M. Highsmith, Library of Congress

The clock is ticking toward the end of the Alabama legislative session. This past week was dominated by news people around the world were talking about: state lawmakers passed what is considered the most restrictive abortion bill in the nation. The measure makes performing an abortion a felony in almost all cases. WBHM’s Gigi Douban asked Don Dailey, host of Alabama Public Television’s Capitol Journal, whether he noticed a shift from last week’s chaos in the Senate to this week’s almost anticlimactic passing of the legislation.

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