A new California bill, SB 1501 is on the table. The bill would allow mid-wives, nurse practitioners, and physician’s assistants to perform abortions. The techniques they are allowed to use would be the most common and safest and only in the first trimester of pregnancy.
The author of this bill is the Democratic Senator, Christine Kehoe. The senator believes that the bill, if passed into law, would help women access procedures earlier. When an abortion is performed very early it is much safer. As access is increased, the number of complications from later term abortion s would drop.