The Alabama House of Representatives has voted to outlaw almost all abortions in the state, sending the bill to the Senate.

The Republican-dominated House of Representatives voted 74-3 Tuesday for the proposal, which would make performing an abortion a felony. The bill contains an exemption for a mother’s health, but not for rape or incest.

Lawmakers say the legislation is purposely designed to conflict with the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion nationally.

Abortion rights protesters painted the window in the House Gallery during debate on the abortion ban bill at the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery, Ala., Tuesday, April 30, 2019. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)
Abortion rights protesters painted the window in the House Gallery during debate on the abortion ban bill at the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery, Ala., Tuesday, April 30, 2019. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

Emboldened by new conservatives on the Supreme Court, supporters say their goal is to spark a court case that could lead the Supreme Court to revisit abortion rights.

Rep. Merika Coleman, center, and members of the Democratic caucus walk out of the debate on the abortion ban bill to hold a press conference explaining their opposition to the bill at the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery, Ala., on Tuesday April 30, 2019. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)
Rep. Merika Coleman, center, and members of the Democratic caucus walk out of the debate on the abortion ban bill to hold a press conference explaining their opposition to the bill at the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery, Ala., on Tuesday April 30, 2019. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)
Rep. Terri Collins talks on the house floor at the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery, Ala., on Tuesday April 30, 2019.  The House of Representatives on Tuesday will debate the proposal to make performing an abortion a felony. The bill contains an exemption for the mother's health but not for rape or incest. Collins is the sponsor of the abortion ban bill.  (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)
Rep. Terri Collins talks on the house floor at the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery, Ala., on Tuesday April 30, 2019. The House of Representatives on Tuesday will debate the proposal to make performing an abortion a felony. The bill contains an exemption for the mother’s health but not for rape or incest. Collins is the sponsor of the abortion ban bill. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

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