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Tue Jun 11, 2019, 08:46 AM

Maine governor signs law expanding medical professionals allowed to perform abortions

Source: CNN



By Eli Watkins, CNN

Updated 8:20 AM ET, Tue June 11, 2019

Washington (CNN) - Maine Democratic Gov. Janet Mills signed a bill on Monday authorizing two non-doctor categories of medical professionals to perform abortions.

The legislation introduced earlier this year will allow both physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses to perform abortions, which Mills said in a statement would increase access to abortion services for Maine women "especially those in rural areas."

"These health care professionals are trained in family planning, counseling and abortion procedures, the overwhelming majority of which are completed without complications," Mills said.

Maine's move to expand authorized abortion providers stood in contrast to a wave of anti-abortion measures passed recently around the country. Those measures include laws seeking to ban abortions early into a pregnancy -- as soon as a fetal heartbeat is detected -- and a particularly controversial law in Alabama that would punish doctors who perform abortions with life in prison.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 08:54 AM

1. Why can't this be Federal policy!

I know, Iím dreaming.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 02:53 PM

2. Great! The pro-choice states should

do this as a statement in response to the new no-choice states. I hope they benefit financially too. Maybe the businesses who are boycotting the states like GA will take their business to Maine, etc.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 02:39 AM

3. k&r

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