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Democrats criticise Alabama abortion measure, Gillibrand says it s war on women

Democrats on Wednesday criticised a bill passed by the Alabama Senate that outlaws abortions in the state, calling it an outrageous, appalling and unconstitutional attack on women.The measure was mostly criticised by Democrat women candidates, including Senator Kamala Harris of California, Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, who has made fighting for women central to her campaign, The New York Times reported. Alabama just passed a near-total ban on abortion. No exceptions for rape or incest. Doctors could face 99 years in prison for providing abortions. This is a war on women, and it is time to fight like hell, Gillibrand tweeted.The legislation bans abortions at every stage of pregnancy and criminalises the procedure for doctors, who could be charged with felonies and face up to 99 years in prison.The measure also includes an exception for cases when the mother s life is at serious risk, but not ..


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