08:22 GMT13 July 2020
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    On Tuesday, The Alabama state senate passed legislation to ban almost all abortions in the state. The bill, signed into law by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey the following day, makes no exceptions for incest and rape victims.

    US President Donald Trump has turned to Twitter to speak up about abortion, as he called himself "strongly Pro-Life" but went on to note that he would have made exceptions in three instances — rape, incest and cases where the pregnant woman's life was in danger. 

    ​This remark is the first comment that Donald Trump has made regarding the highly-disputed abortion issue, as earlier this week the Alabama State Senate passed a Conservative-led abortion bill, making nearly all abortions illegal except when there is a "serious health risk" for the mother and when the unborn child has a "lethal anomaly".

    READ MORE: Emily Ratajkowski Decries Alabama's 'Patriarchal' Abortion Law in NAKED Protest

    Meanwhile, sixteen states have passed or are currently considering prohibiting abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected — about six weeks into pregnancy. Georgia, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Ohio have all approved so-called heartbeat abortion laws. 


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