GOP Attempts To “Whittle Away” Abortion Access In MN

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Click photo to watch debate on bill to restrict abortions.

Click photo to watch debate on bill to restrict abortions.

“This is a whittling away at abortion access for women” Karen Law of Pro Choice Resources on bill restricting telemedicine abortions.

A bill requiring a doctor be physically present for administering the abortion drug RU-486 instead of using telemedicine is aimed at putting up more barriers to abortion, not safety says Senator John Marty (DFL-Roseville). If the bill authors were concerned about safety, Senator Marty says they would require a doctor for the administration of viagra, which has five times as many deaths per thousand than RU-486.

Bill supporter Senator Gretchen Hoffman (R- Vergas) says without a doctor in the room, nurses face increased liability.

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