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Michigan lawmakers approve ban on telemedicine abortion pill prescriptions

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12/13/2018 (1 month ago)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)

Michigan has passed a bill that would continue to prohibit doctors from prescribing abortion-inducing drugs through a teleconference call, permanently extending a ban that first took effect in 2012.  

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By (CNA/EWTN)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)
12/13/2018 (1 month ago)

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Keywords: Michigan lawmakers, approve ban, abortion pill prescriptions


Detroit, Mich., (CNA/EWTN News) - The Detroit Free Press reports that the bill passed the legislature in the early hours of the morning Dec. 13 by a vote of 62-47, with one Republican joining all the Democrats in voting against.

The pro-life group Right to Life Michigan praised the decision to continue to disallow so-called "webcam abortions," which they say the abortion industry uses as a cost-saving measure despite at least 22 women having died from the use of abortion-inducing drugs.

"The law poses a burden on the abortion industry, particularly Planned Parenthood," the group wrote in a Dec. 13 blog post.

"They already utilize the abortion pill as a cost-saving measure over a surgical abortion. There are not many abortionists, due to the unattractive nature of the profession's involvement in taking human life...How much more money could the abortion industry save if the abortionist can be 500 miles away, dispensing abortion pills with the push of a button after a quick video conference?"

Michigan lawmakers had passed legislation in 2012 that allowed doctors to teleconference with patients on a wide variety of medical issuesďż˝" a service particularly useful for rural patients who have limited access to hospitals and specialized doctors.

At the time, lawmakers banned the prescription of the abortion inducing drugs mifepristone and misoprostol via teleconference, in accordance with guidelines from the Food and Drug Administration.

Michigan's ban would have expired Dec. 31, but the new bill, if it becomes law, will make the ban permanent.

The FDA's guidelines regarding mifepristone, which was first approved for use in 2000, state that the abortion drug "may only be dispensed in clinics, medical offices, and hospitals by or under the supervision of a certified healthcare provider." The FDA warns consumers not to buy mifepristone over the internet due to safety concerns.

The action to permanently extend the ban is one of many "lame duck" actions that the outgoing Republican-controlled legislature is undertaking in Michigan before a new group of lawmakers begin their terms on Jan. 1.

The bill now awaits a signature from outgoing Gov. Rick Snyder.  

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