2. ALABAMA ABORTION

Alabama lawmakers have passed a near-total ban on abortion in the state that makes no exceptions for rape or incest and criminalizes the procedure for doctors. If the Republican governor signs the legislation, Alabama will have the most restrictive abortion ban in the country. Gov. Kay Ivey hasn’t publicly said whether she’ll sign the bill. The state senate vote was met with dozens of protestors outside the Statehouse — some dressed as characters from The Handmaid’s Tale. AP NEWS

   

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