Abortion Bill Sparks Passionate Debate in MN House By Jacob Wheeler | April 19, 2012 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Health Care Subscribe to Health Care Click on Photo to View Video of MN House Passing Anti-Abortion Bill Click on Photo to View Video of MN House Passing Anti-Abortion Bill A bill requiring a doctor to be present when a woman takes an abortion pill such as RU-486 won approval in the Republican-controlled Minnesota State House after a passionate debate. The GOP voted in favor of the bill, and some Democrats crossed the aisle to join them. But other DFL’ers implied that the legislation was aimed unfairly against women. “If we’re talking about health, then we should be just as concerned about men’s health when they take Viagra,” said Rep. Tina Liebling. “And if a woman needs a physician to be physically present when she takes RU-486, then a man certainly needs a physician present when he takes Viagra, because Viagra is just as dangerous.” Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.