Maine governor signs bill allowing non doctors to perform abortions

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Maine’s newly elected Democratic governor, Janet Mills, signed a bill Monday granting medical professionals who are not licensed doctors the authority to perform abortion procedures.

In a statement released Monday, Mills argued that the bill, which will allow registered nurses and physician assistants to administer abortion-inducing drugs and perform in-clinic abortions.

“Allowing qualified and licensed medical professionals to perform abortions will ensure that Maine women, especially those in rural areas, are able to access critical reproductive health care services when and where they need them from qualified providers they know and trust,” Mills said.

Maine joins California, Colorado, Vermont, and New Hampshire in allowing individuals who are not licensed physicians to administer abortions. "States across the country, including Vermont and New Hampshire, have already eliminated this outdated restriction on abortion care,” said Democratic state representative Sara Gideon, who sponsored the bill. “This law will allow women to receive the care they need from a provider they trust and eliminate the financial and logistical hurdles they face today.”

Maine Gov. Signs Bill Allowing Non-Doctors to Perform Abortions
 

Rasselas

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So much for "safe, rare, and legal". Clearly, only the last part is important to these radicals.
I think it's worth questioning whether non-doctors are capable of conducting abortions, but the decision should be based on real medical necessity rather than the assumption that the procedure in most cases requires a doctor. Human reproduction post-conception was the almost exclusive province of women for most of human history, until only about 130 years ago or so.
 
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So much for "safe, rare, and legal". Clearly, only the last part is important to these radicals.
Look, that's exactly where cockblocking abortions goes, out of a doctor's office or medical facility onto the black market.
 

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Maine’s newly elected Democratic governor, Janet Mills, signed a bill Monday granting medical professionals who are not licensed doctors the authority to perform abortion procedures.

In a statement released Monday, Mills argued that the bill, which will allow registered nurses and physician assistants to administer abortion-inducing drugs and perform in-clinic abortions.

“Allowing qualified and licensed medical professionals to perform abortions will ensure that Maine women, especially those in rural areas, are able to access critical reproductive health care services when and where they need them from qualified providers they know and trust,” Mills said.

Maine joins California, Colorado, Vermont, and New Hampshire in allowing individuals who are not licensed physicians to administer abortions. "States across the country, including Vermont and New Hampshire, have already eliminated this outdated restriction on abortion care,” said Democratic state representative Sara Gideon, who sponsored the bill. “This law will allow women to receive the care they need from a provider they trust and eliminate the financial and logistical hurdles they face today.”

Maine Gov. Signs Bill Allowing Non-Doctors to Perform Abortions
So now just anyone gets the Right to Kill.
 
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Macduff

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Nurse practitioners are very capable of doing the procedure in the first trimester. midwives help deliver babies and that’s much more complicated
Too bad the left doesn't want to restrict abortion to the first trimester.