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Associated Press, Published March 22 2013

Rep.: Bill regulating abortion doctors won't help

BISMARCK — A North Dakota lawmaker who opposed a bill that would require doctors performing abortions to have hospital-admitting privileges says the bill will not protect the health of women.

Kylie Oversen is a Democratic House member from Grand Forks. She spoke out against the measure Friday.

She says less than 1 percent of women undergoing an abortion procedure experience a complication. She adds that death from an abortion is 10 times lower than child birth.

Says Oversen, "It is more dangerous to simply be pregnant than to undergo an abortion procedure."

The bill passed 58-34 Friday.

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