[JURIST] Alabama Governor Robert Bentley [official website] on Wednesday signed into law [press release] a bill [HB 18 text, PDF] that bans abortions [JURIST news archive] after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The bill contains no exceptions for cases of rape or incest, but permits an abortion if necessary to prevent the death of or serious risk of injury to the woman. The bill also requires physicians to report instances of abortions to the Department of Public Health [official website] and…

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