A proposal in the Republican-controlled Legislature would declare
Trump has said he would appoint justices open to overturning Roe v. Wade and nominated conservative judge
"We want to make sure that at a state level, if Roe v. Wade is overturned, that the Alabama Constitution cannot be used as a mechanism by which to claim that there is a right to abortion," said state Rep.
The proposed constitutional amendment says it would be
Fridy disputed any notion that politics were at play and said
Other states such as
"The net impact is that it would completely outlaw abortion access in the state of
In the past five years,
In June, the
In the future, the court is likely to face the question of whether other types of abortion restrictions impose an undue burden. One example: laws adopted by numerous states that ban most abortions after 20 weeks of gestation on the disputed premise that a fetus can feel pain at that stage.