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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 06:46 PM

Alabama Republicans Advance Bill To Close Last Five Abortion Clinics In The State


Alabama Republicans Advance Bill To Close Last Five Abortion Clinics In The State

Republican lawmakers in Alabama took a crucial step on Wednesday towards their goal of shuttering the state’s last five abortion clinics, advancing a bill to the full house that would impose strict requirements on abortion providers.

The bill, the so-called “Women’s Health and Safety Act,” passed the Republican-controlled House Health Committee on Wednesday morning, and could come to vote in the full legislature as soon as Thursday. If passed, it would require clinics to meet certain architectural standards and have a physician present for all abortions — a provision Republicans claim is for the safety of patients, but is in fact a smokescreen designed to make compliance as difficult as possible:

But critics charged the bill sets impossible standards that have little to do with patient safety and that the bill stems from a template created by the pro-life group Americans United for Life.

“This bill targets regulatory standards of architectural structure, equipment and staffing that are totally unnecessary and cannot be met by the clinics,” said Gloria Gray, director of the West Alabama Women’s Health Center in Tuscaloosa. “How does requiring a six-foot hallway make it safer for a woman to have an abortion?”


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Full article here: http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/02/07/1552611/alabama-trap-laws/




The 'War on Women' continues.

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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 08:35 PM

1. Republicans, always for removing pointless government regulations, except for social issues

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