States expand which professionals can provide abortion services

Several states have expanded or are expanding the list of healthcare professionals who can provide abortion services. With the possibility of Roe v. Wade being overturned, lawmakers in Democratic states are concerned that an influx of patients seeking abortion will overwhelm their current capacity. States are moving to allow nurses, midwives, and other non-physician healthcare workers to handle simple and early abortion procedures. States are also budgeting money for training of these providers.

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