HB 400, a bill that would ban telemedicine abortions in Missouri, will be heard by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday. If the bill is voted out, it could pass the Senate and get to the Governor for his consideration this session.
HB 400 would, in its practical effect, ban web-cam abortions. The bill has been proposed in response to how the abortion industry has used telemedicine technology to expand the number of abortion clinics in the neighboring state of Iowa. Passage of HB 400 would prevent the same thing from happening in Missouri.
The MCC issued an Action Alert this week asking members of the MCC’s Citizens Network whose Senators are on the committee to call and ask that the bill be voted on and moved forward.