PP telemed abortions plus Obamacare threaten huge increase in abortions

May 27, 2010

Stafford, VA , American Life League’s STOPP project

Some 200 pro-life advocates gathered outside Planned Parenthood in Cedar Rapids on May 25 to protest the appearance of PPFA President Cecile Richards at PP of East Central Iowa’s 30th anniversary celebration, and to draw attention to the fact that PP is committing abortions in Iowa without a doctor present, in violation of Iowa law.

Because of the firestorm of publicity surrounding the protest and revelation about the “telemed” abortions, Richards was forced to address the issue.

Steve Brody, of Dubuque County Right to Life reports: “While in town, Ms. Richards made two important announcements. The first is that the telemed abortions that Planned Parenthood pioneered in the Des Moines area is included in a strategic plan to go nationwide by 2015. This involves dispensing RU-486, the abortion pill, to patients via teleconferencing methods with a doctor not located physically at the same facility. The second announcement is that Planned Parenthood of East Central Iowa has agreed to sign onto the program, thus bringing abortions to Cedar Rapids and Dubuque.”

“We are the single biggest provider of reproductive health care in America and, again, I think because of the new health care law that is only going to grow,” Richards told the Iowa Independent, as she touted the expected onslaught of women expected to frequent PP as the result of Obamacare.  The potential increase in abortions that will occur if her plan to expand telemed abortions throughout the nation, couple with the onslaught of business expected to be provided to PP via Obamacare, is staggering.

A PP You Tube video demonstrates how the abortions are initiated.  The abortionist at a remote location is pictured asking the young lady via videoconferencing if she is ready to take her medication, and he pops open a drawer that contains two bottles of pills, one of which will be taken at the PP facility and the other taken when she is home, without medical support, hours later.  The first pill in intended to kill the child and the second pill begins the grueling labor and delivery of the dead baby at home, again without medical support.

Pro-lifers in Iowa and throughout the nation are called to be vigilant about telemed abortions and to challenge those committing them with protests while insisting on investigation by the state medical board.  With so many lives at stake, it becomes even more urgent that local communities implement our plan for stopping Planned Parenthood.


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