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(61,273 posts)
Fri Jul 12, 2013, 07:40 PM Jul 2013

Doctor must be present for drug-induced abortion in Missouri

Source: Reuters

Doctor must be present for drug-induced abortion in Missouri

By Kevin Murphy
KANSAS CITY, Missouri | Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:25pm EDT

(Reuters) - A doctor will have to be present for any drug-induced abortion in Missouri starting on August 28 because Governor Jay Nixon on Friday allowed a measure passed by the state legislature to become law without his signature.

Nixon, a Democrat, said he decided not to sign the law and made no further comment.

The law applies to the so-called "abortion pill," RU-486 or any other abortion inducing chemical.

Missouri will be the 11th state to require doctors be present for administration of the drug, which is allowed up to about nine weeks of pregnancy, said Elizabeth Nash, state issues manager for the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-choice research group.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/12/us-usa-abortion-missouri-idUSBRE96B11S20130712
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(11,330 posts)
1. The little blue pill can have fatal side effects...
Fri Jul 12, 2013, 07:46 PM
Jul 2013

Doctors should be required to be present whenever a gentleman uses a little blue pill.
Yes it will be inconvenient and a little embarrassing.
I'm sure the doctor would have to charge a lot more when he subscribes the medicine if he knows he has to be oncall all the time when his patient might use the little blue pill.
But its really important that we take adequate care of gentlemen's health.
Can't cut corners when it comes to safety.


(11,330 posts)
3. Yes, thats why it will be inconvenient and expensive to monitor.
Fri Jul 12, 2013, 07:55 PM
Jul 2013

but we can't make light of serious threats to men's health.


(61,633 posts)
5. Wow. They have to be there to make sure
Fri Jul 12, 2013, 08:01 PM
Jul 2013

the patient knows what to do with a pill! After all, we can't trust women to be able to swallow a pill without their doctor coaching them through it.



(36,974 posts)
6. Son of fertility doctor 'tricked his pregnant girlfriend into taking an abortion pill'
Fri Jul 12, 2013, 08:11 PM
Jul 2013

Son of fertility doctor 'tricked his pregnant girlfriend into taking an abortion pill'


Perhaps each pill should have a serial number and be accounted for by the doctor that purchases them.


(8,155 posts)
8. Not to side with these jackasses, but these pills can have some nasty side effects.
Fri Jul 12, 2013, 08:14 PM
Jul 2013

I know because I had a friend who got quite ill after taking one.

I think it might be wise for a doctor to be present to at least consult the patient on the possible, and probable, side effects (although I guess an experienced nurse would do just as well). These aren't Tylenol. They are fairly invasive as far as drugs go.

arely staircase

(12,482 posts)
9. That is part of the sweeping Republican roll back of women's right in Texas as well
Fri Jul 12, 2013, 08:17 PM
Jul 2013

Bad stuff. Rights that Americans fought for and thought they had secured generations ago are under assault by the Republican reactionary Right.

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