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Connecticut lawmakers pass bill to protect abortion providers in the state

The Connecticut state Capitol building in Hartford.
Danielle Wedderburn
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WSHU
The Connecticut state Capitol building in Hartford.

The Connecticut Senate has passed a bill that both protects providers who perform abortions and allows more medical professionals to perform abortions in the state.

Abortion rights advocates said the bill protects in-state patients and providers from legal action stemming from out-of-state laws. Texas recently passed a law that opens abortion clinics and doctors up to lawsuits, even for out-of-state abortions. Anti-abortion advocates said the bill will create a safe harbor for providers who break the law in other states.

Some registered nurses, nurse-midwifes and physician’s assistants can perform the most common type of in-clinic abortion under the bill.

Governor Ned Lamont has said he will sign the bill into law.

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