Political and Legislative

Alabama Governor Signs Nation’s Most Restrictive Abortion Law

Gov. Kay Ivey of Alabama signed the nation’s most restrictive abortion law on Wednesday, effectively banning the procedure in the state altogether in a move that activists hope will force a Supreme Court challenge to the nationwide right to an abortion.

The move comes as states across the country are passing some of the most restrictive abortion legislation in decades, deepening the growing divide between liberal and conservative states and setting up momentous court battles that could profoundly reshape abortion access in America.

In April, Indiana placed a near-total ban on the most common type of second-trimester abortion in the state.

Read the source article at The New York Times

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