KHN Morning Briefing

Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations

Voters Offer Split Reactions On State Abortion Measures

In related news, the Washington Post reports on one doctor's experiences as a physician who provides late-pregnancy abortions.

Politico: Poll: Voters Split On Abortion Changes
Americans overwhelmingly favor restrictions on late-term abortions and they don't want Planned Parenthood defunded, but are more closely divided on other controversial changes to abortion laws, according to a new poll on Monday. The Gallup survey found voters narrowly split on two measures being pushed in some states: requiring pregnant women to view ultrasound images of their fetus and allowing doctors to opt out of providing abortions (Groll, 7/25).

The Washington Post: Neb. Doctor Who Performs Late-In-Pregnancy Abortions In Md. Talks About Future Of Clinic, Security Concerns
As one of the few doctors in the nation who openly acknowledge performing abortions late in a pregnancy, and because he wants to expand his services, Carhart is the top focus of antiabortion groups. He took on that role after Kansas doctor George Tiller, his friend and mentor, was fatally shot by an abortion opponent in 2009. Tiller was attending church at the time - the only predictable event in his schedule (Sun, 7/24).

This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.