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Minnesota House committee approves legislation to license abortion clinics

Supporters of the bill say inspections are also necessary after dangerous conditions were found at a Pennsylvania clinic. Opponents criticize the legislation when other outpatient medical clinics are not regulated. A similar bill is progressing in the Senate.
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Supporters of the bill say inspections are also necessary after dangerous conditions were found at a Pennsylvania clinic. Opponents criticize the legislation when other outpatient medical clinics are not regulated. A similar bill is progressing in the Senate.

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