The situation in Alabama has deteriorated over the past 14 days, The Associated Press found.
The state executed Nathaniel Woods, 43, after unsuccessful appeals from supporters who said Woods was innocent.
GOP Gov. Kay Ivey said, "I'm not that person" anymore, referring to her performance in a minstrel show during college.
Gov. Kay Ivey (R) apologized and said she couldn't recall the incident. But she also said she wouldn't deny "the obvious" after an audio recording surfaced.
Six other states have authorized the procedure, but it’s unclear how often it’s used.
The GOP-backed bill would knock down barriers to same-sex marriage, but that's not what motivated it.
He urged Republicans to “stick together” on the abortion issue, distancing himself from Alabama's sweeping ban on the procedure.
The bill makes it a felony for a doctor to perform an abortion in nearly all cases.
The GOP senator said he has “always supported the Hyde Amendment," which prohibits federal funding of abortions except in cases of rape or incest.
The Alabama state Senate just passed the country's strictest abortion ban, which criminalizes nearly all abortions including in cases of rape and incest.