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Web Cam Abortion Ban

May 31, 2011

"Web-cam abortions" are abortions done by a video conferencing system where the abortionist is located at one location and uses a closed circuit TV to talk with a woman who is at another location over a computer video screen. The abortionist never sees the woman in person. They’re never actually in the same room.

Several states have enacted laws requiring abortionist to be physically present in the room before administering chemical abortions upon pregnant women.

State

What the law does:

Arizona

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. §36-3604 (2011)

Telemedicine may not be used to provide abortions.

Kansas

Kansas (2011) S.B. 36

Signed by Governor May 16, 2011

Only a licensed physician shall perform or induce an abortion. RU-486 (mifepristone) or any drug used to induce an abortion must be administered by or in the same room and in the physical presence of the physician who prescribed, dispensed or otherwise provided the drug to the patient.

Nebraska

Neb. Rev. Stat. § 28-335(2)

No abortion shall be performed, induced, or attempted unless the physician is physically present in the same room.

North Dakota

North Dakota (2011) H.B. 1297

Signed by Governor April 18, 2011

When an abortion-inducing drug or chemical is used for an abortion it must be administered by or in the same room and in the physical presence of the physician who prescribed it.

Oklahoma

Okla. Stat. tit. 63, § 1-729a(D) (2011)

When an abortion-inducing drug or chemical is used for an abortion it must be administered by or in the same room and in the physical presence of the physician who prescribed it.


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