Talk:Abortion in the United States

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Terminology section revert[edit]

I have just changed the terminology section from:

The abortion debate has not typically dealt with a spontaneous abortion, which is commonly referred to as a miscarriage until several states passed laws in 2013 prohibiting a woman who miscarried from receiving medical treatment for 48 hours after diagnosis and forcing her to undergo an additional ultrasound prior to her procedure.

to:

The abortion debate does not deal with a spontaneous abortion, commonly referred to as miscarriage.

The latter version is how the article appeared in 2013, prior to an unsourced change that has somehow stuck ever since. I can find no sources for these supposed state laws, and can find no mention of them elsewhere in this article or in Abortion in the United States by state. Given the rather bold claim that there are states have passed laws to delay medical treatment for a miscarriage, I'm reverting the change until a source for these laws surfaces. Cannolis (talk) 00:38, 18 September 2015 (UTC)

Important enough, that no one should get this far in the article without knowing that. I moved both to the top of the article under the template "distinguish." Not clear to me that miscarriage belongs there, since the phrase alone seems self-explanatory. I don't know about "delaying treatment for miscarriage." I hadn't heard that before. Student7 (talk) 14:17, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

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Qualifying requirements[edit]

I have restored a reference to UCSF article with color-coded map indicating which states allow non-physician health-care professionals to do abortions. Source is dated, says California only allows them to do medical abortions, which is no longer true, Cal now allows them to do aspiration abortions too, but I cannot find any more current reference to list of states which allow them to do medical abortions, which is essential information for the article (IMHO). HandsomeMrToad (talk) 00:52, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

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Lead too long[edit]

Alothough the lead section has four paragraphs, they are very large and might still make the article look strange. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A02:C7D:1E0C:0:30E3:93D6:B4D2:8E (talk) 08:05, 18 November 2016 (UTC)