After more than five hours of debate the Alabama state Senate passed legislation aimed at severely restricting abortion.
The vote was 25 to 6.
The bill would make it a felony to undergo the constitutionally-protected procedure.
It would also make it a crime for a doctor to perform it.
Punishment for an abortion could amount to 99 years in prison.
Prior to the final vote, the Senate rejected an amendment to the bill which would make exceptions in cases of rape and incest.
It now heads to Governor Kay Ivey’s desk.
Even if Ivey signs it, the legislation will likely be challenged in the courts.