Alabama AbortionThis past Thursday, the Alabama House passed legislation to the Senate that would make it “safer” and therefore more difficult for abortion clinics to keep their doors open. The new legislation would hold abortion clinics to the same standards as other places that provide surgery. Of course, the Democratic opposition is claiming that these rules are unfair and too strict for most hospitals to fall in line with the law, but Republican sponsor Mary Sue McLurkin says hospitals are under even stricter laws.

The legislation is in right timing, seeing as how another Alabama abortion clinic was recently denied its bid to reopen and Mississippi’s only abortion clinic is under threat of being shut down.

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