These regulations, according to the study, hinder the effectiveness of abortion and could "put the patient at greater risk of an adverse event."
Abby Johnson, president of the pro-life organization "And Then There Were None," said these state requirements "are not a hardship" and would not cause additional harm to the mother.
"None of the provisions made by the states, who have the right to regulate abortion, are to make abortion unsafe or inaccessible," Johnson noted.
"Any surgery requires pre-op. Abortion should be no different," she continued.
The study also made claims that nurse practitioners should be able to perform the procedure, saying it would not be necessary for the termination to be strictly performed by a licensed physician.
However, Harrison called this casual view of a significant medical procedure "irresponsible," according to NPR.
"The tendency to look at abortion as though it were not a serious medical procedure is irresponsible," Harrison said.
Kristan Hawkins, the president of Students for Life of America, noted some discrepancies in the report's findings.
Hawkins said "there is no national reporting law requiring that the outcome of abortion be tracked." In fact, Hawkins noted that all abortion data within the U.S. is voluntarily reported by the abortionists themselves, which could leave room for a significant bias in overall reporting.
"One must assume that the public relations gloss on the report covers up the reality that we can't determine all the harms of abortion in the United States because we only know what abortionists want to tell us," Hawkins said in a recent press release.
"What we have is the word of abortion partisans, and not real, verifiable data," Hawkins continued, saying, "if abortion is so safe, then let's have a national abortion reporting law that tracks all abortions and all abortion outcomes."
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