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Planned Parenthood Stumps for Early-Term Abortion Bill

On Friday, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California launched a radio ad campaign in support of a bill (SB 1338) -- by Sen. Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) -- that would allow physician assistants, nurse practitioners and certified midwives to perform an early-term abortion procedure. The bill would require non-physicians to complete a specialized training program by Jan. 1, 2015, to perform the procedure. This week, two Senate committees are scheduled to consider the measure, which faces opposition from the California Nurses Association and California Catholic Conference.

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