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Tue May 21, 2019, 09:14 PM

 

Maine House votes to expand number of medical professions allowed to perform abortions

The Maine House on Tuesday passed a bill to expand the types of medical professionals who can perform abortions in the state.

If it becomes law, the bill would allow nurse practitioners, physician assistants and certified nurse-midwives to perform abortion procedures if they receive proper training, according to the Associated Press.

Maine would become the second state following California to allow medical professionals who are not doctors to perform abortion operations.

Under Maine’s bill, advanced clinicians who are not doctor could perform in-clinic surgical operations and offer medication abortions with the proper training.


Read More: https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/444934-maine-house-votes-to-expand-number-of-medical-professions-allowed-to

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Vidal May 21 OP
Demovictory9 May 21 #1
BigmanPigman May 21 #2
evemac May 22 #3
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Tue May 21, 2019, 09:22 PM

1. Kick

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 09:28 PM

2. Atlantic City and now Maine are acting like they represent their

constituents. Go figure, they are acting like a democracy is supposed to act. It is good to see it still does occur in today's political climate.

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Wed May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

3. Awesome! Go Maine! nt

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 12:20 AM

4. It's actually a fairly safe procedure...

assuming clean conditions, proper training, and proper medical instruments. And any of those "clinicians" could perform emergency first aid if something did go wrong, which is a small but real possibility. The abortifactants are a fairly well established medical means of aborting a fetus.

I certainly have no problem with this. What really matters, of course, is how much trust a woman has in her doctor and medical providers. RWers are doing their best to make sure no women have that feeling of security. It's the 21st Century, not the 19th.

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Wed May 22, 2019, 01:21 AM

5. K&R

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