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faced minimal requirements … Report of the Senate Select Committee on Abortion Clinic Regulation, Senate, State of Florida, March 5, 1990, pages 6-8.
the safest surgical procedure in the country … Hearings, House Health Care Committee, 9/14/89 (audiotape). The speaker was Patte Martin.
Regulation is a euphemism … Hearings, House Health Care Committee, 9/13/89 (audiotape). The other quotations from this hearing can also be found here.
Graber told a reporter … Florida Today, 8/6/89.
new areas of physician liability … Ben Graber, M.D., letter to "Dear Colleagues," 9/16/89, page 1.
Other legislators resisted … Tampa Tribune, 9/22/89, page 1B; Palm Beach Post, 9/23/89; ACLU of Florida, "Facts of Abortion Safety Laws Need Examination" (press release), 9/22/89, page 2.
is keeping government out of your private life … Florida Times-Union, 7/9/89, page A1.
A few years earlier … Tampa Tribune, 9/17/89, page 6B.
failing to crack down on doctors' offices … Florida Times-Union, 9/29/89, page B1.