Skip to comments.State bill would let non-doctors perform abortions
Posted on 04/25/2012 9:15:46 AM PDT by SmithL
As states across the country are passing laws to restrict access to abortion, California lawmakers are considering a significant expansion of who would be able to perform the procedure in the state.
Under a bill that passed its first committee hearing Tuesday, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives and physician assistants would be able to perform what is known as an "aspiration" abortion, which is the most common abortion procedure and takes place in the first trimester of a pregnancy.
The current form of the bill, SB1338 by Sen. Christine Kehoe, D-San Diego, would allow for only 41 people in the state, in addition to doctors, who have been through a pilot study on the issue to perform aspiration abortions, but backers say they expect that number to be significantly expanded as the proposal moves forward.
Also on Tuesday, an Assembly committee passed a separate bill that would expand access to birth control by allowing registered nurses to dispense the medication.
"These bills are stark contrasts to what is happening nationally and in too many states across the country," said Kathy Kneer, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, which is backing both measures.
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in back rooms off the alley
Why not just wait till they’re born and then bash them in the head with hammers? They could employ a lot of Mexicans that way.
Kill two birds with one stone, so to speak.
Such a deeply personal, profoundly private, highly confidential and intimate decision should be between a woman, her union plumber, and 30 million tax-payng Californians.
It is “ALL For Womyn’s Health”, don’t you know?
Hangers??...how bout punches to the stomach?
Why, that could be done in on a workbench in the garage! Boy, we've come a long way, ain't we?
To murder your baby....knock twice.
These people will certainly not have admitting privileges at any hospital nearby in case something goes wrong (and it will). They are not even doctors.
What a disaster. The absolute worst doctors become abortionists in the first place. Now non-doctors will be able to wreck the insides of desperate women.
Now non-doctors will be able to wreck the insides of desperate women.But for the leaders of the "womens movement" it's worth the price.
Why don’t they just train the employees at the meat packing plants? That way, the butchery would be unionized. It’s a win/win for the pro-aborts.
I thought I smelled an even stronger stench of sulfer coming over the mountain!
Amazing how much the Left worships death.
Are they nuts?Do they not realize how easy it is to take out the side of the uterus with that thing or take part of the colon and lower intestines with it?They are not vacuum cleaners they are strong enough to dislodge a pregnancy that is pretty well secure and tear them to pieces.
I say expand the program to cab drivers and hair cutters, who always need a little extra revenue.
Most of the comments at the article are deplorable. Hitler would be proud.