LITTLE ROCK — A new anti-abortion bill filed in the Arkansas Legislature would require women to take abortion-inducing medication in the presence of the doctor and have a follow-up checkup days afterward.
Supporters of the bill say they want to prevent any instances of abortion medication being administered remotely through telemedicine -- a practice sometimes called "webcam abortion."
The bill was introduced Thursday by Republicans Rep. Julie Mayberry of Hensley and Sen. Missy Irvin of Mountain View.
They already have more than 50 co-sponsors.
Mayberry said the bill protects the lives of women and prevents any problems due to abortion-inducing drugs from being missed by a doctor. The bill was introduced days before a Sunday march being staged by the anti-abortion Arkansas Right to Life.
Read Friday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.