Tougher abortion laws spark protests in U.S.

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Renewed efforts to make abortions harder to obtain in several U.S. states have sparked protests. In the last year, several states including Georgia, Mississippi, Ohio and Kentucky have passed so-called heartbeat bills. The bills ban abortion as soon as a heartbeat can be detected — which could be as early as six weeks into pregnancy. This week, Alabama made it illegal for doctors to perform abortions even in cases of rape and incest.

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