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Fri Jul 12, 2013, 07:40 PM

Doctor must be present for drug-induced abortion in Missouri [View all]

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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