MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Two bills aimed at further restricting abortions failed to come up for debate in the Alabama Legislature Thursday, hurting their chances of passing.
Only four legislative days remain in the 2012 legislative session.
The bills would establish new rules for abortion clinics and would allow doctors to not perform a medical procedure if it violates his conscience.
The two bills were on the House work agenda Thursday, but were delayed because of debate on other issues.
The sponsor of both bills, Republican Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin of Pelham said it's a "long shot" that the bills can pass in the session's waning days. Tuesday is the final day a bill has to pass the House if it has not yet passed the Senate.
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