Alabama
6:07 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Ala. House Committee Approves 2 Abortion Bills

Montgomery, AL – Two bills aimed at making it more difficult for a woman to get an abortion have passed an Alabama House committee. A public hearing was held in a Senate committee, but no vote was taken on another bill that is seen as a step toward banning abortion all together

The House Health committee approved on a voice vote Wednesday a bill to allow the state to opt out of providing health insurance for abortions under provisions of the new federal health care law. The committee also approved a bill that establishes new rules for abortion clinics.

The Senate Health Committee held a public hearing Wednesday on a bill by Republican Sen. Phil Williams of Rainbow City that says life begins upon fertilization of an egg and implantation in the womb.

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