Raleigh, N.C.–Lawmakers filed a bill on Wednesday that would require doctors who provide abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital, WRAL reports.
Many abortion-rights supports say the restriction could close clinics across the state.
According to the report, the bill would also require any physician performing an abortion to remain with the patient throughout the procedure and recovery period.
Sponsor Sen. Warren Daniel, R-Burke, said the goal is patient safety.
“We just to make sure that, if we’re having abortion procedures in North Carolina, they’re as safe as any other type of surgery. I think it’s reasonable,” Daniel said.
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