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Divided committee advances abortion funding bill

By Associated Press 3:24 PM February 27, 2014

6-5 vote

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A divided House Finance Committee has advanced a bill seeking to further define what constitutes a medically necessary abortion for purposes of Medicaid funding.

The vote was 6-5, with some of the opponents citing concerns about the lack of a provision that would allow for expanded family planning services.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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