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Physicians React To New N.D. Abortion Laws

Also, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant nominates anti-abortion activist to state board.

MedPage Today: N.D. Abortion Laws Dare Legal Challenge
Physicians on both sides of the abortion argument disagree on whether restrictions such as the hospital privileges requirement are medically necessary or whether they instead intrude upon patients' rights (Pittman, 3/27).

The Associated Press: Gov. Taps Anti-Abortion Activist For Health Board
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has nominated anti-abortion activist Terri Herring for a six-year term on the state Board of Health, a position that could give Herring influence over Health Department policies that affect the state's only abortion clinic. Hers is one of several nominations awaiting consideration in the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee in the next 10 days. If confirmed by a majority of the Senate, Herring would serve July 1 to June 30, 2019 (3/28).

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