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Governor Signs New Abortion Law

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Governor Phil Bryant has signed a bill into law changing how abortion drugs are administered in our state.

He signed the bill on Thursday.

It regulates prescriptions and the use of drugs that induce abortions.

Senate bill 2795 says a doctor must be present when a woman takes drugs to end a pregnancy in its early weeks.

It also says she must have a follow-up exam two weeks later.

The new law requires doctors who provide these drugs to report that they've prescribed them.

If doctors break the law, they're guilty of a misdemeanor.

The new law goes into effect July 1st of this year.

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