Alabama’s Senate voted Tuesday to ban nearly all abortions performed in the state, according to Axios.
The vote, which was 25-6, was to pass a bill that would “make abortion a felony at any stage of a woman’s pregnancy. It [would] criminalize the procedure for doctors, who could face up to 99 years in prison if convicted. The only exception to the abortion ban would be if there were a risk to a woman’s health.”
The Alabama House already passed this bill. The bill will now go to Governor Kay Ivey.
Critics are promising to challenge the bill in court, which could ultimately lead to a Supreme Court challenge of its Roe v. Wade decision.