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Alabama lawmakers send new abortion restriction bills to governor

Measures to increase the forced waiting period before a woman can access abortion care and restrict access for minors are headed to the governor's desk, but an extreme measure that would ban abortion care after six weeks is stalled in the legislature.

Anti-Choice Politicians in Alabama Push for Near-Total Abortion Ban

The Alabama legislature is debating four extreme anti-choice bills. One could outlaw abortion before many women know they're pregnant and another would increase the mandatory waiting period before a woman can access abortion care.

Grade

Alabama's grade on choice-related laws:

Methodology

Access Fact

93 percent of Alabama counties have no abortion provider

Methodology

Source: Guttmacher Institute

Political Info and Laws in Brief

Executives

  • Governor Robert Bentley (R) is anti-choice.

Legislature

  • The Alabama House is anti-choice.
  • The Alabama Senate is anti-choice.

ANTI-CHOICE LAWS

Abortion Bans

Alabama has criminal bans on abortion.
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Biased Counseling & Mandatory Delay

Alabama law subjects women seeking abortion services to biased-counseling requirements and mandatory delays.
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Counseling Ban/Gag Rule

Alabama prohibits certain state employees and organizations receiving state funds from advocating for or promoting abortion services.
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Insurance Prohibition for Abortion

Alabama restricts insurance coverage of abortion for some individuals.
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Restrictions on Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion

Alabama restricts low-income women's access to abortion.
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Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion

Alabama law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental consent.
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Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)

Alabama subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals.
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PRO-CHOICE LAWS

Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning

Alabama provides certain low-income women increased coverage for Medicaid-funded family-planning services.
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OTHER RELEVANT LAWS

Post-Viability Abortion Restriction

Alabama restricts post-viability abortion.
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