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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:42 AM

After lengthy debate, Alabama House passes "abortion-safety bill"

Voting 73 to 23, the Alabama House today passed a bill that supporters say will improve patient safety at abortion clinics, and critics say is a backdoor attempt to close the state's five remaining clinics.

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The bill would mandate the personal presence of an Alabama-licensed physician during every abortion procedure. That physician would be required to have admitting privileges at a hospital within the metropolitan area.

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Currently, clinics are permitted to use out-of-state doctors and contract with local on-call doctors to provide follow-up care in the event of complications.

The bill would also declare abortion a surgical procedure that "involves the taking of a human life" and declare abortion clinics ambulatory health facilities, requiring them to meet the same building codes.

http://blog.al.com/wire/2013/02/house_passes_abortion-safety_b.html#incart_m-rpt-2

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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:05 AM

1. I can only sigh so many times...

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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:41 PM

2. Rec for more exposure.

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