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ALABAMA ABORTION RULES
Abortion foes seek tighter rules for Alabama doctors performing the procedure in the state
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, October 24, 2013 12:12 PM EDT
Abortion opponents are asking Alabama officials to impose tighter restrictions on doctors performing the medical procedure in the state.
Activists told a hearing officer they want even tighter regulations, with doctor's offices unable to perform any abortions without being considered a clinic. They say that would help protect women.
Current rules define an abortion clinic as any facility that performs 30 or more abortions during any two months in a year. The new rule would drop that to 10 monthly.
A state health committee will decide later on the final rule.