Detroit, Mich., Dec 13, 2018 / 11:14 am
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.
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.