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Bill to let non-doctors perform early abortions clears committee
Sacramento Bee

A proposal to let medical professionals other than doctors perform an early abortion procedure advanced Tuesday in the California Legislature. Assembly Bill 154, by Democratic Assemblywoman Toni Atkins of San Diego, authorizes nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, and physician assistants who undergo training to conduct aspiration abortions, a procedure that uses a suction method to remove a fetus early in a pregnancy.

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