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Bill aimed at stopping Council Bluffs abortion clinic

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An Iowa City state senator will introduce a bill later this week aimed at stopping a Council Bluffs clinic from providing late-term abortions.

Joe Bolkcom will introduce the legislation in the Senate Ways and Means Committee.

The bill is designed to prevent a Nebraska doctor from opening a clinic in Iowa. It would also allow abortions that protect the health of women.

The Iowa House also has approved a measure banning abortions after 20 weeks, but it's more restrictive and doesn't allow exceptions in cases of rape, incest or fetus abnormalities.

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