Bill Requiring 48-hour Wait for Abortions Goes to Governor’s Desk

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – A bill requiring a 48-hour wait to have an abortion after receiving information mandated by the state passed the Senate Wednesday and now goes to the governor’s desk to be signed, according to our news partners at

The sponsor of the bill, Rep. Ed Henry, R-Hartselle, told the purpose of the bill was “to give women another 24 hours, a little bit more time to contemplate the decision that will definitely affect the for the rest of their life, but most assuredly affect the life of their unborn child.”

Currently, Alabama requires a 24-hour wait to have an abortion performed. If passed, the bill would make Alabama the third state to require more than a 24-hour wait.

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