ACLU, Planned Parenthood sue over new abortion clinic regulations

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The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood Tuesday filed a suit in federal court Tuesday, challenging a newly-enacted law that, among other provisions, requires physicians at abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. The suit, filed in the U.S. Middle District Court in Montgomery, says the admitting privileges provision is “medically [...]

Gov. Robert Bentley signs new abortion clinic regulations into law

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Gov. Robert Bentley Tuesday morning signed legislation that would impose new requirements on the state’s abortion clinics, requirements supporters claim will protect women’s safety but opponents say is meant to limit access to abortion services. “This bill strengthens the standards of medical care,” Bentley said prior to signing the bill.  “It has also been endorsed by our [...]

New abortion clinic regulations approved by Alabama House of Representatives

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The Alabama House of Representatives Tuesday approved legislation that would impose new regulations on the state’s abortion clinics. The vote was 73 to 23, and came after about three hours of debate. The bill now goes to the Senate. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Mary Sue McCurkin, R-Pelham, would require physicians who perform abortions to [...]