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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — Legislation moving through the state House would make it easier for women who have had abortions to sue their doctors.

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On Wednesday, a House panel narrowly approved (9-7) a bill that would allow women to sue physicians for physical or emotional injuries stemming from abortions. The legislation would also create a longer time period for lawsuits to be filed than are allowed for other medical procedures.

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Supporters say the measure will help women who may not have properly understood the ramifications of obtaining an abortion. The legislation has been opposed by a number of groups including one that represents Florida doctors.

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It’s unclear if the bill will pass since there’s no companion bill in the Florida Senate.