Lawmakers seek to stop preferential treatment of abortion


Lawmakers are moving to ensure that the governor could not keep abortion providers open if other businesses are ordered to close during a public emergency.

A House committee on Monday morning rejected an amendment to a proposed emergency management law that would have barred the governor from giving preferential treatment to abortion providers over other businesses.

The proposal also would bar the governor from treating elective abortion procedures different from other elective medical procedures . . .


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