LANSING — Today, Legislative Republicans approved Senate Bill 1198 to ban the use of telemedicine in prescribing and administering medication abortion, restricting women living in rural communities from accessing the health care they need. In response, state Rep. Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) issued the following statement:

“Michigan families in rural communities are already suffering due to an ongoing doctor shortage in our state. This is especially true for women in those areas, who rarely have access to the health care they desperately need. This bill was not created out of medical concern for these women, but out of partisan ideology, and that has no place in a doctor’s office. SB 1198 only serves to further restrict a woman’s access to critical, life-saving reproductive health care.”