Alabama Republicans Trying To Close Remaining Abortion Clinics In State
They’ve advanced a bill that would tighten regulations in such a way that the five remaining clinics would have to close.
The bill, the so-called “Women’s Health and Safety Act,” passed the Republican-controlled House Health Committee on Wednesday morning, and could come to vote in the full legislature as soon as Thursday. If passed, it would require clinics to meet certain architectural standards and have a physician present for all abortions — a provision Republicans claim is for the safety of patients, but is in fact a smokescreen designed to make compliance as difficult as possible:Click here for reuse options!
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