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Editor: Margaret Ryznare
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

California governor signs bill expanding abortion providers

From the Jurist:

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill, AB-154, that allows nurse practitioners and other non-physicians to perform an early abortion during the first trimester. The bill was introduced due to a lack of physicians who could perform abortions, which was preventing women from accessing such procedures. The new law requires non-physicians to undergo special training in performing abortions, but opponents argued that the new law will lower the medical standards, thereby endangering women's health. In response, proponents claimed that a pilot program which started in 2007 demonstrated that complication rates for doctors and non-physicians were similar and thus, that the procedure was safe.

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Abortion is still a hot button political issue and probably will continue to be so for the forseeable future.

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