Montgomery Advertiser, May 2, 2012 by AP
MONTGOMERY — Two bills aimed at making it more difficult for a woman to get an abortion have passed an Alabama House committee. A public hearing was held in a Senate committee, but no vote was taken on another bill that is seen as a step toward banning abortion all together
The House Health committee approved on a voice vote Wednesday a bill to allow the state to opt out of providing health insurance for abortions under provisions of the new federal health care law. The committee also approved a bill that establishes new rules for abortion clinics.
The Senate Health Committee held a public hearing Wednesday on a bill by Republican Sen. Phil Williams of Rainbow City that says life begins upon fertilization of an egg and implantation in the womb.