Monday, October 18, 2010

Abortion Medical Training and Access Are Expanded in Utah

The Salt Lake Tribune: Abortion access and training expands in Utah, by Heather May:

Utah This summer, advocates for women’s reproductive rights quietly expanded abortion options and training in Utah.

In July, the University of Utah joined a national program to train physicians in contraception and abortion techniques. And in August, Planned Parenthood of Utah started offering first-trimester abortions, becoming the state’s fourth provider.

Supporters say the need for expanded training has been highlighted by a botched abortion in Maryland by Utah doctor Nicola Riley. Maryland’s medical board suspended her license in August, accusing her of endangering patients’ safety. . . .

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