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Alabama abortion vote delayed

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/10/19, 10:21 am

Alabama lawmakers on Thursday postponed a vote on widespread protections for the unborn after shouting broke out on the state Senate floor. Senators on both sides of the aisle objected to some Republicans removing an exemption for rape and incest from the bill without a roll call vote.

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Baby heartbeats in New York

Life | A rare pro-life rally in Times Square came in the aftermath of the state’s new late-term abortion law
by Emily Belz
Posted 5/08/19, 02:48 pm

A New York moment:

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Georgia governor signs heartbeat law

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/07/19, 11:04 am

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, signed legislation on Tuesday that protects unborn babies from abortion once they have a detectable heartbeat, usually around six weeks of gestation. The law is scheduled take effect Jan. 1, 2020. The state currently allows abortion in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. The heartbeat law has exemptions for cases of rape and incest, danger to the life of the mother, or if the baby could not live outside the womb due to medical problems.

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