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Republicans in the Alabama State Senate on Tuesday passed a bill effectively outlawing abortion in The Yellowhammer State, teeing up a potential Supreme Court showdown over the future of a woman's right to choose.

The draconian legislation - the most restrictive in the country and passed exclusively by men - prohibits terminating a pregnancy at any stage after conception except if the life of the mother is in danger. There are no exceptions for rape or incest. The proposed law also criminalizes the procedure itself. Doctors who perform abortions could face up to 99 years in prison.

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