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State lawmaker introduces bill to prohibit doctors from prescribing medication for abortion over the internet

Tops to prescription bottles are pictured inside the Wal-Mart pharmacy.

A Republican State Representative has introduced a bill to prohibit doctors from prescribing medication for abortion over the internet. It's among many new abortion-related bills being introduced across the nation as states prepare for the possible downfall of Roe v Wade.

The bill was introduced by Representative Pamela Hornberger, a former public-school teacher who now represents the 32nd district.

The bill would amend the state's public health code. and prohibit doctors from diagnosing pregnancy without a physical exam. And prohibit prescribing abortion drugs over the internet.

The Committee to Protect Health Care says the bill is an attempt to ban the prescription of medical abortion via telemedicine.

It's not clear if the bill could prevent a doctor in another state from prescribing abortion pills for a Michigan resident over the internet.