This is a great, comprehensive article on why HB388 is bad for women. Among other things, it will create MORE unsafe, back alley abortions. Read more from CenLamar.
“State licensing requirements can impose unnecessary burdens on medical practitioners, also limiting access to health care. Given that the supply of doctors is not expected to keep up with projected demand, policy-makers should allow other medical professionals to utilize more of their expertise to provide more affordable and convenient care for patients.
In 2011, the Institute of Medicine recommended that all professionals should be empowered to practice to the full scope of their professional training.
States should modify their licensing requirements to remove artificial barriers impeding the ability to provide high-quality care.
States must also act prudently to protect patient quality and maintain high standards. Doing so would expand access to care, allowing Minute Clinics and other similar entities to treat patients quickly and at lower cost than hospital emergency rooms or other sources of care (footnotes omitted).”