Lawmakers Send Brown Bill Allowing Certain Providers To Perform Early Abortion Procedure
Last week, California lawmakers sent Gov. Jerry Brown (D) 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. If Brown signs the bill, California will join four other states with similar laws, including Montana, New Hampshire, Oregon and Vermont.
- "Bill To Allow Abortion by Non-Physicians Goes to Jerry Brown" (Mason/McGreevy, Los Angeles Times, 8/30).