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Alaska Says Surgical Abortions Could Be Banned During Coronavirus Pandemic

HeadlineApr 17, 2020

The state of Alaska has put surgical abortions on a list of medical procedures that could be banned during the coronavirus outbreak, claiming abortions are not essential and that the measures will conserve personal protective equipment for healthcare workers. The Alaska chapter of Planned Parenthood has called the new rule shameful and an attempt by local officials to exploit a public health crisis to restrict abortion access.

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