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.
Gov. Mark Dayton, speaking to a mostly Republican audience at the annual Minnesota Business Partnership dinner, repeated his familiar attack on the House GOP, blaming them for a legislative impasse on transportation.
Just hours after his first presidential debate with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump lashed out at the debate moderator, complained about his microphone and threatened to make Bill Clinton's marital infidelity a campaign issue.