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Alabama Lawmakers Tighten Rules for Abortion Clinics

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Alabama lawmakers have given final passage to a measure placing stricter regulations on clinics that provide abortions.

The state House voted 68-21 late Tuesday to give final passage to the Women's Health and Safety Act. The vote came hours after the state Senate voted 20-10 to approve the bill after amending the measure to require clinics to tell patients what medications they had received.

The votes in the GOP-led legislature, mostly along partly lines, send the measure to Republican Gov. Robert Bentley, who backs the legislation.

The bill requires abortion clinics to use doctors who have approval to admit patients to hospitals in the same city. Some clinics now use doctors from other cities that don't have local hospital privileges. A similar law in Mississippi is threatening to close that state's only abortion clinic, which is challenging the law in court.


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