Mississippi lawmakers are likely to approve a bill requiring a doctor to personally oversee the administration of abortion-inducing drugs and requiring the woman to return for a follow-up exam two weeks later.
The House voted 84-30 Friday to approve a House-Senate compromise on Senate Bill 2795. If the Senate approves, it would go to Gov. Phil Bryant for his signature.
The bill would bar physicians from prescribing the drugs remotely after consulting a patient by teleconference. Pro-lifers have said they knew of no such telemedicine abortions being conducted in Mississippi, but wanted to guard against the practice.