By Rose Mimms, Executive Director, Arkansas Right to Life
Editor’s note. The following remarks were delivered at a press conference today in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Imagine: A young woman, pregnant, scared and confused, sitting in front of a computer screen somewhere in Small Town, Arkansas being interviewed by an abortion doctor in Sioux City, Iowa who will push a button to release the chemicals for the woman to self-administer that will kill her unborn child.
I’ve just described a webcam abortion — coming to your town soon.
Arkansas Right to Life has called this press conference today to address the recent news that Planned Parenthood of Arkansas & Eastern Oklahoma will merge with Planned Parenthood of the Heartland on January 1, 2012– and what this means to women and unborn children in Arkansas.
This giant affiliate of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America has already overtaken most of the Planned Parenthood clinics in Iowa and recently acquired those in Nebraska. Now we learn that they intend to take over Planned Parenthood of Arkansas & Eastern Oklahoma clinics in January.
We know from their past experience that their “plan” includes mega-clinics and the expansion of webcam abortions.
With this merger, we can expect this to happen in Arkansas.
In 1998 Arkansas Right to Life led the opposition that was successful in stopping Planned Parenthood from expanding services in North Little Rock after they received a $20,000 grant from the North Little Rock City Council.
After enormous pro-life pressure the board rescinded the grant and Planned Parenthood abandoned their plan.
Ten years later, in 2008 Arkansas Right to Life conducted an educational campaign to stop Planned Parenthood from expanding services in Hot Springs after a Planned Parenthood action board called Choice Hot Springs organized and began aggressive programs in the Spa City.
After our campaign Planned Parenthood’s plans were squelched.
Arkansas Right to Life will do everything we possibly can to educate the public of the dangers of the chemical web cam abortion procedure and the activities of Planned Parenthood. To date at least a dozen women have died after taking this powerful chemical cocktail and many more have suffered serious complications.
Arkansas Right to Life has drafted legislation and lined up sponsors that will ban the web cam abortion procedure in Arkansas.
Arkansas Right to Life will organize resistance to any plan to build a mega clinic in our cities letting Planned Parenthood know that they are not wanted in our communities.
It is clear that Planned Parenthood is desperate and scrambling to survive in Arkansas.
Abortion by web cam is the hope and future of Planned Parenthood, granting them the access and availability that they have sought for the last 38 years of legal abortion — all at the expense of the lives of women and their unborn children.
The heart of Arkansas beats for Life and Arkansas Right to Life will work to protect the women and children of Arkansas against the insidious plans of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland.
Every abortion stops a beating heart.
Imagine: That same young woman, writhing in pain, bleeding heavily, scared and severely ill, for days —- maybe weeks. Then after taking the last set of chemicals, and enduring more pain and bleeding, finally completes the abortion and witnesses the tiny child, her child —- dead in the toilet.
OR imagine that same young woman, experiencing the exact same symptoms yet unable to complete the abortion and needing a surgical abortion
OR imagine that same young woman experiencing the exact same symptoms but this time it’s from deadly complications that endanger her own life.
Remember — the doctor is in Sioux City, Iowa. She’s on her own.
That’s web cam abortion and Planned Parenthood of the Heartland has plans for bringing it to your Small Town, Arkansas soon.