Friday, April 27, 2012
In Contrast to National Trend, California May Expand Access to Abortion Services
San Francisco Chronicle: State bill would let non-doctors perform abortions, by Wyatt Buchanan:
As states across the country are passing laws to restrict access to abortion, California lawmakers are considering a significant expansion of who would be able to perform the procedure in the state.
Under a bill that passed its first committee hearing Tuesday, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives and physician assistants would be able to perform what is known as an "aspiration" abortion, which is the most common abortion procedure and takes place in the first trimester of a pregnancy. . . .