The House Healthcare Policy Committee heard testimony this week on a bill that would prevent abortions being performed by telemedicine.
HB 400, sponsored by Representative Jeanie Riddle (R-Mokane), would prohibit any nurse or other healthcare provider besides a physician from providing a patient with medication to terminate a pregnancy.
The bill was supported by testimony from the Missouri Catholic Conference, Missouri Right to Life, Campaign Life Missouri, Missouri Baptist Convention, and the Missouri Family Policy Council. Several pro-life citizens also testified in support of the bill.
No action was taken on the bill, but it is expected to be voted out of committee when legislators return from Spring Break.