Telemedicine Abortion Ban Passed by Missouri House

The Missouri House of Representatives has given final approval to a bill that would ban telemedicine abortions from being performed in Missouri. HB 400, sponsored by Representative Jeannie Riddle (R-Mokane), would require a physician to be present when a patient is administered RU-486, the abortion drug used to end a pregnancy up to nine weeks of gestation. Be requiring the physician to be present, the bill would effectively prevent any abortion provider from setting up remote clinics to perform abortions via web-cam technology.

The bill now moves to the Senate for further consideration.

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