But at least one committee member said he wasn't presented with enough information to make such an important decision.
"Would you be willing to submit to a surgical procedure by a non-medical doctor, any kind of surgical procedure if someone spent a few minutes saying, 'Yeah, well we think that's OK,'" St. Sen. Mark Wyland, R-Escondido, said.
Some midwives and nurses already perform abortions under a federal health department waiver. The bill would have legalized it permanently. It still may, a revote is expected next month.