Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Bill Would Allow Non-Doctors To Perform Abortions In California

Last week, California state senator, Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego), introduced legislation that would allow licensed nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurse midwives to perform aspiration abortions, which is a non-surgical procedure most often used to terminate a pregnancy in the first trimester. Currently, only four other states allow for non-physicians to conduct non-surgical abortions and Sen. Kehoe argues that this expansion would, "give many California women access to earlier, safer procedures in the first trimester of their pregnancy".

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