ME gov signs bill allowing non-doctors to perform abortions

Maine Governor Signs Bill Allowing Non Doctors to Carry out Abortions

Maine Governor Signs Bill Allowing Non Doctors to Carry out Abortions

Those measures include laws seeking to ban abortions early into a pregnancy - as soon as a fetal heartbeat is detected - and a particularly controversial law in Alabama that would punish doctors who perform abortions with life in prison.

Meanwhile, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott, a Republican, signed a bill Monday passed by state lawmakers in May that states abortion is a "fundamental right" and also protects the right to contraception, sterilization and family planning.

The law will allow physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses to perform abortions, according to a press release from Mills' office.

Maine's Democratic governor signed a bill into law this week that allows medical professionals other than doctors to perform abortions.

ME marks the second state to allow non-doctors to perform in-clinic abortions - following California, according to the state's Office of Policy and Legal Analysis. Stacey Guerin previously argued while the bill was being considered.

She added that the legislation is more about politics as there's no evidence that women in ME are experiencing problems in getting abortion services due to proximity.

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Fox News reported ME will be the second state after California with a law allowing non-doctors to perform in-clinic abortions, according to Maine's Office of Policy and Legal Analysis.

Pro-choice supporters and staff of Planned Parenthood hold a rally outside the Planned Parenthood Reproductive Health Services Center in St. Louis, May 31, 2019, the last location in the state performing abortions.

Following court or agency rulings, almost two dozen others, including Vermont and New Hampshire, have also expanded their list of abortion medication providers.

Conservatives say the move is not a victory for women or health care.

The law in ME comes after other Democrat-led states moved to protect or expand abortions access in their states following a series of pro-life measures in red states, most notably in Alabama where abortion was banned after six weeks.

ME is also working on a bill to use taxpayer money to fund abortions for Medicaid recipients.

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