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VOL. 127 | NO. 57 | Thursday, March 22, 2012

Controversial Abortion Proposal Withdrawn

SHEILA BURKE | Associated Press

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NASHVILLE (AP) – An amendment to a bill in the Tennessee Legislature that would have resulted in the online publication of the names of doctors who perform abortions has been withdrawn amid a flurry of controversy.

Also withdrawn from consideration is a proposal that would have required posting statistical information about women who undergo abortions. Critics said it had the potential to inadvertently identify women who've had an abortion.

The proposed legislation was opposed by the Tennessee Medical Association and the only physician in the state legislature. Both opponents and supporters of legalized abortion expressed fear that publishing the names of the doctors on the Internet would put them in danger.

The bill, which passed in a committee Wednesday, now says that doctors who perform abortions must have privileges in local hospitals.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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