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  •  unbelievable (4.00)
    Unbelievable that they are catching her under a law prohibiting non-physicians from performing abortions for taking the pills herself.

    What are the implications for medical abortion in SC--will it be unlawful for a nurse to hand the meds to the patient in the clinic/office? Will the physician have to place the pills directly into a patient's mouth?

    •  In Texas we have the same law (4.00)
      and just to stay on the right side of it, our doctors administer Mifeprex to our medical abortion patients directly.

      So I guess the answer to your question is "maybe they'd better."

      •  Was the law in Texas supported by the state (none)
        medical association in order to preempt any power grabs and patient trolling by upity midlevels or strictly a righty-fundi written bill?
        •  Don't really know (none)
          but since it predates our current wave of anti legislation by a number of years, it well could have been the former.
        •  It is federal (none)
          Mifepristone ("RU486" or the "abortion pill")must be given by the physician to the patient by FDA regulation.
          •  Very true for Mifeprex (none)
            and in states with "physician only" laws regarding abortion, it would be prudent to observe that practice with medical abortion utilizing methotrexate and Cytotec/misoprostol as well.

            Just MHO, but you would likely agree that doctors who provide abortion care in abortion-hostile states such as South Carolina, Texas and many others are already risking enough as it is.  

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