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Federal judge blocks Alabama abortion ban

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(Worthy News) - A federal judge has blocked an Alabama abortion law that would have almost completely outlawed abortion.

U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson, a Carter appointee, wrote in an opinion placing a preliminary injunction on the law that it "contravenes clear Supreme Court precedent."

The law, signed in May by Republican Gov. Kay Ivey and due to go into effect in mid-November, would only allow abortions in cases in which the mother's health was seriously at risk. It would also make performing abortions a felony punishable by up to 99 years in prison. [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More...) ]

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