The Alabama Senate has passed a law that says abortions should not be allowed in any circumstances apart from at risk to the mother's life. The Republican-led Senate voted 25-6 in favour of the law on Tuesday, which will need to be approved by the state governor, Kay Ivey, before being put into practice. The Senate is made up of 27 Republicans and eight Democrats currently and if signed into law by Republican Ms Ivey, the bill would take effect in six months. t would mean that any doctor who supplies and performs an abortion would be punishable with a sentence of between 10 and 99 years in prison. The mother would not be punished. Pro-life campaigners are hoping that it will be challenged and taken to the Supreme Court to potentially overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark case that made abortion a legal right in the US in 1973.