The state House is poised to vote on a bill ensuring that abortion remains legal in Delaware if Roe v. Wade is ever overturned.
The bill, which narrowly cleared the Senate last month, was scheduled for a House vote Tuesday.
Delaware's current law allows abortions only if the mother's health is at risk, if there is a substantial risk the child would be born with serious disabilities, or if pregnancy results from rape or incest. It also prohibits abortions beyond 20 weeks of pregnancy.
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The legislation removes any restrictions on abortion before a fetus reaches viability. It prohibits abortion after viability unless a doctor determines that an abortion is necessary to protect the woman's life or health, or that the baby is not likely to survive without extraordinary medical measures.