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Amid furor over abortion, revised restrictions are expected to cut down on travel


The changes come after Planned Parenthood sued the state in November, saying the regulations made it impossible for the organization to do second-trimester abortions in its Alaska clinics. But Planned Parenthood agreed to put the lawsuit on hold while the medical board drafted new regulations. Women's reasons for leaving Alaska for abortions emerged as a political issue this month after a Wasilla legislator, Republican David Eastman, asserted that poor women deliberately prolong their pregnancies to force Alaska Medicaid to pay for trips to Seattle. Under the new regulations, those abortions could likely be performed in Alaska. Planned Parenthood wouldn't say if it would drop its case when the revised regulations take effect after a review by state attorneys, and the organization wouldn't make anyone available for an interview.

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