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Senate approves abortion access bill
Sacramento Bee

It would be easier for California women to get abortions under a bill the state Senate approved Monday.

Assembly Bill 154 expands the types of medical providers that can offer abortions by allowing nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives and physician assistants to perform the procedure during the first trimester of pregnancy.

The bill by Assemblywoman Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, cleared the Senate on a vote of 25-11.