Opponents repeated their objections to the bill, which they say is more about abortion politics than women’s health. Rep. Phyllis Kahn, DFL-Minneapolis, questioned why a doctor needs to be on hand when a woman takes a pill that won’t take effect for hours or days.
Bill sponsor Rep. Joyce Peppin, R-Rogers, argued the pill can have serious side effects, and it’s important for women to establish a relationship with their doctor, just in case.
This is the second abortion-related bill to pass the Legislature this week. A bill that would require the state to license abortion facilities has already been sent to the governor’s desk.
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."