Alabama Legislature Passes New Limits on Abortion Clinics
The Alabama Legislature late Tuesday adopted stringent new regulations for abortion clinics that supporters called a step to protect women but that others called medically unnecessary and a disguised effort to force the closing of the stateâ€™s five abortion clinics.
The bill, like measures passed last year in Mississippi and Tennessee and last month in North Dakota, would require that doctors performing abortions have admitting privileges at local hospitals. Several of Alabamaâ€™s clinics rely on doctors who fly in from out of state, and given the hostile political climate it appears unlikely that nearby hospitals would grant them such privileges, said Nikema Williams, vice president for public policy of Planned Parenthood Southeast, which runs two of the clinics....
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However, this is not being critical of the laws they are passing on abortion, one has to be glad even the incredibly stupid legislator, may have staff members who are smart enough to get a template, or a law written for them, that has a subtlety and intelligence that I admire.