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Ind. House Modifies Abortion Bill To Shield Physicians' Identities

Ind. House Modifies Abortion Bill To Shield Physicians' Identities

February 27, 2014 — An Indiana bill (S 292) that would increase regulations for abortion clinics has advanced to the full House after changes in committee, the AP/Indianapolis Star reports.

The bill would require abortion clinics to provide the state with paperwork documenting their relationship with physicians who agree to provide assistance in case of an emergency.

On Tuesday, a House panel advanced the measure after adding an amendment that makes the names of the partnering physicians confidential.

According to the AP/Star, the bill has been modified multiple times. The original bill would have required additional building code requirements for abortion clinics, as well as annual inspections (AP/Indianapolis Star, 2/25).