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Political Cartoons: Restrictive abortion laws in the Midwest, South

Alabama lawmakers voted May 14 to ban virtually all abortions in the state – including for victims of rape and incest – sending the strictest law in the nation to the state’s Republican governor, who is expected to sign it, the Washington Post reported.
That follows neighboring state Georgia’s passage of a so-called “heartbeat” bill that outlaws abortion after a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat. The Peach State became the fourth state this year to enact such legislation, behind Kentucky, Mississippi and Ohio, according to Reuters . Iowa passed a similar law last year, though courts blocked the law there and in Kentucky. The others face legal challenges. The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia and the Center for Reproductive Rights have vowed to sue to stop the Georgia law.
Sixteen states in total have passed or are working to pass bans on abortion after a doctor can detect what they call “a fetal heartbeat in the womb,” usually at about six weeks, before many women know they are pregnant.
Abortion foes say the bills are intended to draw legal challenges, in hopes that a case will land before the U.S. Supreme Court, where a majority of conservative judges including two appointed by Republican President Donald Trump could overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark decision that established a woman’s right to an abortion.
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