"As most people know and for those who want to know, I am strongly pro-life, with the three exceptions – rape, incest and protection of the mother's life – the same position that Ronald Reagan occupies." Trump wrote.
Trump takes a different position from the Republicans in Alabama, who passed an almost total ban on the trial. It only allows exceptions "to avoid a serious health risk for the mother of the unborn child", for ectopic pregnancies and when the "unborn child has a deadly anomaly".
Democrats tried to exempt rape and incest victims, but the motion failed.
Governor Kay Ivey said the measure may not be enforceable, but aims to overthrow Roe for Wade. This is the Supreme Court ruling of 1
973, which legalized abortion nationwide.
Other states have passed laws against abortion in recent weeks. The Governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp, signed the law on the so-called "fetal heartbeat" this month. It would generally prohibit abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. It can take six weeks before many women know that they are pregnant.