Alabama | In the News

Ala. Senate advances bill banning medically proven method of abortion
The Alabama Senate on Tuesday voted 30-2 to approve a bill (SB 363) that would ban a medically proven method of abortion, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

Ala. 'personhood' bill dies without state House vote
The Alabama House adjourned Thursday without voting on a proposed constitutional amendment (HB 300) that would have prohibited abortion care in the state, effectively killing the measure for the rest of the legislative session, Alabama Public Radio reports.

Ala. House lawmakers advance TRAP bill
An Alabama House committee on Wednesday advanced a bill (SB 205) that would prohibit the location and licensure of abortion clinics within 2,000 feet of certain public schools, AP/ABC 33/40 reports.

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Obama administration warns states that Medicaid cuts to abortion providers could violate federal law
In a letter sent Tuesday, the Obama administration warned officials in every state that efforts to cut abortion providers out of Medicaid could violate federal law, the Washington Post reports.

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Alabama | In the Courts

This section provides a brief overview of significant cases impacting reproductive rights and health in Alabama.

Planned Parenthood Southeast, Inc. v. Bentley
Federal court challenge to an Alabama law, which would take effect on July 1, 2013, that requires all physicians who perform abortions to have staff privileges at a local hospital.

Planned Parenthood Southeast v. Bentley
Federal court challenge to Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's executive decision to terminate Alabama's Medicaid provider agreement with Planned Parenthood Southeast.

Reproductive Health Services v. Strange
Federal court challenge to an Alabama law that expands the state's judicial bypass provisions of the existing parental notification law.

Alabama | More Information

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