"There are also other ways to do this, such as telemedicine, which is becoming the standard of care, so to require a physical presence, I think, really denies where medicine is going," he said. "What we do know is that once women have to make that second trip, they have to arrange child care. If they're working an hourly job, they're not going to be losing one day's wages but two days' wages."
The measure now goes to the full Senate for consideration, where it is expected to pass.
The legislation is Senate Bill 4 and 5.