Who is allowed to perform abortions?
Who is allow to perform abortions?
Not all medical professionals can provide a surgical abortion in California. They must have a valid medical license. That license cannot be revoke or suspend. Otherwise, it would be an illegal abortion.
Abortions by medication (“medication abortion”) can be provided by a wider range of healthcare professionals, including:
- Licensed nurses and nurse practitioners,
- Nurse midwives, and
- Physician’s assistants.
These abortions by medication need to happen early, however. These health services can only be conduct in the first trimester of the pregnancy.
An employer cannot require medical professionals to perform an abortion. Doctors also cannot be penalize for refusing to provide one. Healthcare facilities can also refuse to provide abortion medical care without facing legal repercussions. — Who is allow to perform abortions?