Mississippi House Stops Dangerous Use of Abortion Drug Without Doctor

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 6, 2013   |   4:11PM   |   Jackson, MS

Under the leadership of Chairman Sam Mims, R-McComb, the Mississippi State House of Representatives passed pro-life Senate Bill 2795 by a vote of 76 to 31 yesterday.

Senate Bill 2795 requires that a physician be physically present during a chemical abortion; thus it would prevent chemical abortions via an Internet webcam in which the abortionist could be many states away.

“Senate Bill 2795 is a solid pro-life policy for the people of our state,” said Mississippi Right to Life President Barbara Whitehead. “Good medical practice dictates that a doctor should be physically present when a woman undergoes an abortion. This bill will help protect women’s health and save unborn babies’ lives.”

Internet abortions, also known as “webcam abortions,” are growing in popularity nationwide as abortion centers seek to maximize their revenues from each abortion. Currently the abortion center in Jackson is doing RU486 chemical abortions, but not webcam abortions—at least none that have been reported. The Jackson abortion center advertises chemical abortions for $550.00 each.

President Whitehead commended the House for its pro-life leadership and willingness to defend life by supporting this legislation: “Senate Bill 2795 is needed in our state right now and the House action is appreciated.”



Senate Bill 2795 was previously approved by the House Public Health & Welfare Committee.