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Gov. Bush signs abortion bill calling for increased state oversight

[JURIST] Florida Governor Jeb Bush [official website] Tuesday signed into law House Bill 1041 [status and text], providing for increased state oversight of clinics that provide second-trimester abortions. Bush said the law is about increasing safety standards [AP report] and does not affect constitutionally protected abortion rights. Opponents say its true goal is to close clinics [Sun-Sentinel report]. Read the Bush press release on the bill signing. This bill is the second abortion-related bill signed by Governor Bush this session. Last week Bush signed a measure [press release] requiring physicians to notify the parents of minors seeking abortions. The Miami Herald has more.

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