A state Senate committee is scheduled to vote in one week on a bill that would establish tighter regulations for abortion clinics.
The Senate Health Committee heard public comments on the bill Wednesday and set a vote for next Wednesday.
The bill, sponsored by Republican Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin of Pelham, has already cleared the House. A favorable vote by the Senate committee would send the bill to the full Senate for a final vote.
Under the bill, doctors who perform abortions would be required to have admitting privileges at local hospitals.