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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption The abortion battle explained in three minutes. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Planned Parenthood, an abortion and healthcare provider, have sued Alabama over its ban on abortion. The groups called the "extreme" law a "manmade public health emergency". The ban, which offers no exceptions for rape or incest, was signed last week but has not taken effect. Anti-abortion supporters expected legal challenges, and hope the appeals will reach the US Supreme Court and allow them to re-visit federal laws. Randall Marshall, executive director of the Alabama ACLU, said: "Abortion remains - and will remain - safe and legal in Al... Full story

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