Gov. Bryant to receive bill restricting abortion drugs

A bill headed to Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says a physician would have to be present when a woman takes abortion-inducing drugs.

Senate Bill 2795 also says the woman would have to return to the doctor’s office two weeks later for a follow-up examination.

With little explanation and no debate, the Senate passed the final version of the bill 46-6 on Wednesday. The House passed it 84-30 Friday.

Supporters say the bill is designed to prevent the practice of the drugs being administered by someone from a remote location while communicating by phone or webcam.

AP
4/3/13