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Arkansas Senate OKs new requirement for abortion doctors


March 15, 2019

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Senators in Arkansas approved a measure Thursday that imposes a new requirement on doctors who perform abortions, the latest in a series of restrictions on the procedure in the state that are moving quickly through the Legislature.

The Senate voted 29-5 in favor of the proposal, which would require doctors who perform abortions to be board-certified or board-eligible in obstetrics and gynecology. The measure now heads to the House.

The proposal advanced a day after lawmakers sent the governor legislation banning most abortions 18 weeks into a woman's pregnancy. Re...

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