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Assembly Expands Who Can Perform Early Term Abortions
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The bill would allow some trained medical clinicians to perform first term, surgical abortions. Democratic Assemblywomen Toni Atkins says it would increase access for women.

“In California,” she says, “women in many medically underserved and rural areas who choose to terminate a pregnancy must leave their communities and travel long distances, delaying access to care, to find a clinician who provides the service.”