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House Bill 1411 Increased Regulation on Abortion Clinics

House Bill 1411, a new Florida law that increases regulations on abortion clinics, has supporters arguing the measure protects women’s health and improves the standard of care. But does it? HB 1411 is similar to laws in other states that critics call Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers or TRAP laws because opponents say they are onerous and medically unnecessary. One such law requires abortion clinic doctors to obtain the right to admit patients at nearby hospitals. But hospitals can refuse these agreements, which can lead to clinics closing. Another TRAP law requires abortion clinics to act as ambulatory surgical centers, forcing some clinics to make costly renovations they can’t afford. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says this regulation …
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