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State and Nation

April 3, 2014

Alabama poised to put new rules on abortions

— MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Legislature has voted to tighten regulations for girls under 18 seeking abortions, but a bill that would ban most abortions in the state appears dead.

The Senate voted 28-5 Thursday for a revised version of the bill. House members approved the change in an 83-15 vote. The bill now goes to Gov. Robert Bentley for his signature.

It requires that an adult approving an abortion for a young girl must present proof of parentage, such as a birth certificate.

The Senate approved a work agenda for its final meeting day that didn't include a House-passed bill that would ban abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

Senate leaders say similar laws in North Dakota and Arkansas are facing court challenges, and they want to wait on rulings.

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