The top House Republican says Alabama’s new state law banning almost all abortions goes too far.

California Rep. Kevin McCarthy says the law, which doesn’t allow exceptions for abortions in cases of rape and incest, “goes further than I believe.”

McCarthy says he believes in “exceptions for rape, incest and life of the mother.”

In Alabama and other conservative states, anti-abortion politicians and activists emboldened by the addition of conservative justices to the U. (May 15)
In Alabama and other conservative states, anti-abortion politicians and activists emboldened by the addition of conservative justices to the U. (May 15)

McCarthy wouldn’t take a stand on whether the Supreme Court should strike down the strictest abortion law in the nation if a challenge were to reach the court.

Republicans struggled to win over suburban women in last year’s midterm elections and the controversy over abortion restrictions could prove politically troublesome.

Alabama's new law which would virtually ban abortions is the latest and most far-reaching state law designed to prod the Supreme Court to reconsider the landmark Roe v. (May 15)
Alabama’s new law which would virtually ban abortions is the latest and most far-reaching state law designed to prod the Supreme Court to reconsider the landmark Roe v. (May 15)

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