By Dave Andrusko
It’s very revealing how every law intended to protect a mother’s health at an abortion clinic is fiercely opposed by the Abortion Industry. That is especially so with laws that require that the abortionist actually be in the room with the mother when she takes the dangerous chemical abortifacient, RU486 abortion—rather than be hundreds of miles away “counseling” her via video conferencing.
National Right to Life President and Pro-Life Perspective Host Carol Tobias talks about the recent decision by PP of Wisconsin not to perform chemical abortions, which account for 26% of all abortions in Wisconsin. (Planned Parenthood CEO Teri Huyck told the State Journal newspaper that “Planned Parenthood will still provide surgical abortions at clinics in Milwaukee, Madison and Appleton.”)
Huyck characterized the law (Act 217) as “vague” and “problematic.” She complained to the State Journal, “It’s very difficult for a physician to know when he or she is in compliance with the law.” Mrs. Tobias responds that
“Of course the law is not at all vague, which is why Planned Parenthood, at least for now, is saying it will not be performing chemically-induced abortions. The law takes into account realities the abortion industry side-steps: (1) at least 14 women in the U.S. alone who’ve taken RU486 have died, and hundreds more have been injured; and (2) by not having the abortionist onsite (so-called “web cam abortions”), an already dangerous abortion technique becomes even more threatening to women.”
Note, the new Wisconsin does not ban the use of RU486. It only says that if abortionists are going to employ this dangerous abortion technique, they must be in the same room as the mother. Mrs. Tobias quotes Barbara Lyons, Executive Director of our affiliate, Wisconsin Right to Life:
“People mistakenly believe that women who have chemical abortions pop a pill and, magically, they are no longer pregnant. In fact, FDA protocol for use of this two-drug regime advises three to four visits to the abortionist with close supervision.”
Mrs. Lyons also observed “Planned Parenthood envisions bringing web- cam RU 486 abortions into local communities. But not in Wisconsin, thanks to Act 217.”
Much of the remainder of the program, which you can listen to at www.prolifeperspective.com, is an explanation of RU486’s dangers, from an expert on the topic, Dr. Randall K. O’Bannon, NRLC’s Director of Education.
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