Brown Signs Legislation Allowing Certain Providers To Perform Early Abortion Procedure
On Wednesday, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a bill (AB 154), by Assembly member Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), that would allow nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and physician assistants to perform an early abortion procedure known as an aspiration abortion. In a statement, Atkins said, "Timely access to reproductive health services is critical to women's health," adding, "AB 154 will ensure that no woman has to travel excessively long distances or wait for long periods in order to obtain an early abortion."
- "Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Bill To Increase Access to Abortions" (McGreevy/York, Los Angeles Times, 10/9).
- "California Enacts Law Allowing Nurses to Perform Some Abortions" (Bernstein, Reuters, 10/9).
- "California Expands Availability of Abortions" (Lovett, New York Times, 10/9).