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Will Jeff Sessions protect abortion clinics? Providers worry anti-choice AG will make their jobs more dangerous


Will Jeff Sessions protect abortion clinics? Providers worry anti-choice AG will make their jobs more dangerous
Salon

Terrorizing abortion clinics is a federal crime, which means that it’s up to the Department of Justice to handle it. Unfortunately that means that Sessions, who is deeply anti-choice, will be in charge of enforcing the laws that protect clinics and their patients.“We have very serious concerns that he will not make enforcing federal laws that protect abortion clinics a priority,” said Vicki Saporta, president and CEO of the National Abortion Federation, over the phone. The National Abortion Federation is a medical association for abortion providers. Like most medical associations, it helps set health and safety standards for members, connects patients to quality care, and provides training and support to its membership. Unlike other medical associations, the National Abortion Federation also has to devote a hefty amount of its resources to keeping its members safe from violent assault.

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