A hurting abortion industry is following an agenda to make sure abortion is available everywhere, warns a pro-life leader.
The usual suspects, the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood, have filed suit in three states to erase the legal requirement that only doctors can commit abortions.
Ingrid Duran, state legislative director for the National Right to Life Committee, tells OneNewsNow that allowance would free up other medical professionals to do the surgery.
"These are registered nurses that I'm sure are very competent in their field but this is going way beyond Roe," she warns.
The purpose is to advance a pro-abortion agenda rather than protect the two patients, mother and unborn baby.
Duran says part of the reason behind the strategy is the lack of abortionists nationwide, because the vast majority of physicians won't terminate preborn babies.
"But I think it's part of their playbook to have abortion everywhere," she says, "so where they can't find a doctor, well, here, let's get this particular nurse or this nurse practitioner to do it."
There is also the issue of so-called self-managed abortions, which use drugs such as RU486 in which nurses could take the role of doctors. Pro-lifers suspect the goal is to reduce the cost, and increase the profits, in abortion clinics.