Alabama governor signs law banning almost all abortions

Andrew Buncombe

The governor of Alabama has signed a bill banning almost all abortions - placing residents in the state on a par with people in many countries across the developing world.

In a move that is likely to result in a legal clash with the US Supreme Court - indeed, that is the express wish of those behing the measure, Republican Kay Ivey signed the measure, a day after it was passed by the state senate amid heated and emotional scenes.

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