House Passes Abortion Clinic Regulations

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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The House today easily approved a bill regulating
abortion clinics, sending it to the Senate.

The bill requires the Department of Health and Environment to
set minimum safety and health requirements for the seven abortion
clinics.

It faces an uncertain future in the Senate, where a similar bill
died last year.

Abortion rights supporters say the bill is intended to make it
too expensive to run a clinic. Abortion opponents disagree, saying
the plan would protect women.

Governor Sebelius supports abortion rights, but says she doesn't
know enough about the current bill to comment on it.


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