Lawmakers Approve Tougher Abortion Drug Rules

4 years 9 months 1 week ago Monday, May 13 2013 May 13, 2013 Monday, May 13, 2013 5:13:26 PM CDT May 13, 2013 in News
By: Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to legislation that would require doctors to be present for the initial dose of an abortion-inducing drug.

The House sent the bill to Gov. Jay Nixon on a vote of 115-39 Monday. It cleared the Senate 23-7 last week.

Supporters say the requirement would protect a woman's health and safety by ensuring that the prescribing physician is present. Critics framed it as an effort to restrict abortion.

 

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