Alabama's Strict Anti-Abortion Bill, Explained05:16
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In this 2015 file photo, Alabama representatives prepare for the opening session in the house of representatives chambers at the State House in Montgomery, Ala. (Brynn Anderson/AP)
In this 2015 file photo, Alabama representatives prepare for the opening session in the house of representatives chambers at the State House in Montgomery, Ala. (Brynn Anderson/AP)

In Alabama, a bill passed overwhelmingly in the state Senate on Tuesday that would make it a felony for doctors to perform abortions. There is an exception for serious health risk to the mother, but not for rape or incest. The Republican governor is expected to sign it, but the bill is not expected to take effect any time soon, because of legal challenges. Here & Now's Robin Young looks at the details of the Alabama bill with Julie Rovner (@jrovner), chief Washington correspondent for Kaiser Health News.

This segment aired on May 15, 2019.

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