The Alabama state Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that would outlaw virtually all abortions in the state, making an exception only in cases where a mother’s health is in jeopardy.
The bill, which had already passed the state’s House of Representatives, will now be passed up to GOP Governor Kay Ivey.
The governor has not commented on the legislation, but is generally a staunch opponent of abortion.
The measure comes as conservative state governments across the country are taking up anti-abortion bills in an effort to get the issue in front of the Supreme Court.
A total of 16 states have introduced legislation to restrict the procedure, including four states whose governors have signed bills that prohibit abortion when a heartbeat is detected.
The Alabama bill goes further, restricting all abortions and making it a felony to perform the procedure. Doctors who do so could face up to 99 years in prison, but a woman who receives an abortion would not face criminal prosecution.
When voting on the bill, the Alabama Senate defeated a Democrat amendment that would allowed abortions for women and girls who became pregnant during a rape or a case of incest.
If passed into law, the bill is likely to face a legal challenge by the ACLU and other groups who have vowed to sue.
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