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4:05 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

48-Hour Wait For Abortion Closer To Being Ala. Law

The Alabama Legislature is getting closer to extending the waiting period for an abortion in the state.
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The Alabama Legislature is getting closer to extending the waiting period for an abortion in the state.

The Senate Health Committee voted 7-1 Wednesday to approve a bill that extends the waiting time from 24 hours to 48 hours after a woman receives information from an abortion clinic about the procedure and associated risks. Republicans senators cast the yes votes, and Democratic Sen. Billy Beasley cast the lone nay vote.

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