Alabama Senate abortion ban: incest exceptions; final bill.
Here is the breakdown of the final vote:
Voting for the bill were Republican Sens. Greg Albritton of Atmore; Gerald Allen of Tuscaloosa; Will Barfoot of Montgomery; Tom Butler of Madison; Chambliss; Donnie Chesteen of Geneva; Chris Elliott of Fairhope; Sam Givhan of Huntsville; Garlan Gudger of Cullman; Andrew Jones of Centre; Steve Livingston of Trussville; Del Marsh of Anniston; Jim McClendon of Springville; Tim Melson of Florence; Arthur Orr of Decatur; Randy Price of Opelika; Greg Reed of Jasper; Dan Roberts of Birmingham; Clay Scofield of Guntersville; David Sessions of Mobile; Shay Shelnutt of Trussville; Larry Stutts of Sheffield; Jabo Waggoner of Vestavia Hills; Cam Ward of Alabaster; and Jack Williams of Wilmer.
Voting against the bill were Democratic Sens. Billy Beasley of Clayton; David Burkette of Montgomery; Linda Coleman-Madison of Birmingham; Vivian Figures of Mobile; Singleton; and Rodger Smitherman of Birmingham.
Malika Sanders-Fortier, D-Selma, abstained.
The Alabama Senate passed the nation’s strongest anti-abortion bill Tuesday, making it a felony for a doctor to perform an abortion in Alabama. The vote was 25-6.
All Democrats voted against the bill.
An amendment to Alabama’s controversial anti-abortion law to allow for exceptions for victims of rape and incest failed Tuesday night.
The vote came after more than three hours of debate in the Upper Chamber. The bill would make it a felony doctors to perform the procedure in the state. Opponents wanted an amendment to permit exceptions for rape and incest; proponents are pushing a “clean” bill that would clear the way for a Supreme Court review of Roe v. Wade.
Here’s how the Senators voted on the rape and incest amendment:
Voting to allow exceptions for rape and incest:
Voting against an amendment to allow for exceptions for rape and incest were:
J. T. Waggoner
Jack W. Williams
All votes against the amendment were by Republicans.