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Abortion bills advance at Capitol

The House and Senate passed separate bills that would place new restrictions on abortion providers. One bill would require a doctor to be present when a patient takes the abortion medication, RU-486. The other would require abortion providers to have licenses and be subject to random inspections.
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The House and Senate passed separate bills that would place new restrictions on abortion providers. One bill would require a doctor to be present when a patient takes the abortion medication, RU-486. The other would require abortion providers to have licenses and be subject to random inspections.

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