By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRLC Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. Dr. O’Bannon is NRLC’s expert on a host of topics, including what are now called “medication” or “medical” abortions, which refers to the two-drug chemical abortion “technique.” As such Randy is on top of all the phony-baloney “studies” cranked out by the …Continue reading "Safety concerns ignored as study continues push of web-cam chemical abortions"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., Director of Education & Research As I hope all the posts we’ve written for you make clear, the abortion industry/abortion advocates mean not only to keep abortion legal but expand its availability by replacing doctors and clinics with webcams and chemical abortifacients. In that light, consider “Safety of Medical Abortion …Continue reading "Study Continues Push of Web-Cam Chemical Abortions, Safety Concerns Ignored"
By Right to Life of Michigan Yesterday the Michigan Senate voted 25-12 to pass legislation to make our state’s ban on webcam abortions permanent before it expires at the end of the year. The legislation is now before the Michigan House for consideration. What’s a webcam abortion, you might ask. The FDA guidelines state that …Continue reading "Bill would make webcam abortion ban permanent"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research When folks from the giant Planned Parenthood of the Heartland affiliate pioneered webcam abortions using RU-486 and misoprostol in July of 2008, a common rationalization from PPH was that this was to help make “abortion services” available to rural women who didn’t have time …Continue reading "Who saw Webcam Abortions coming to urban areas? We did."
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research Overnight, the state of Maine has gone from having three abortion clinics, all in the state’s major metropolitan areas, to having twenty abortion clinics scattered throughout the state. How is that possible? Up until this week, Maine Family Planning (MFP) had generally done abortions …Continue reading "Maine Chain Adds Seventeen Abortion Clinics with Webcams"
By Dave Andrusko The only question was when. That turned out to be Tuesday when Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and Hawaiian Islands filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against two Idaho laws passed in 2015. One required abortionists to perform an in-person exams when they use the two drug RU-486 abortion technique. …Continue reading "Planned Parenthood files lawsuit against Idaho webcam abortion laws"
By Dave Andrusko The Iowa Supreme Court this morning struck down a rule issued by the Iowa Board of Medicine requiring abortionists to be present and perform a physical examination on a pregnant woman prior to dispensing abortion pills. The six justices unanimously concluded this represents an “undue burden” on a woman’s right to abortion …Continue reading "Iowa Supreme Court strikes down law regulating webcam abortions"
By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director, Kansans for Life Kansas doesn’t want abortion pills dispensed by “webcam.” The Kansas House Saturday afternoon passed a modest tweak to an abortion law insuring that abortion pills will not be accessed by “webcam” without a licensed Kansas physician being on site. Senate Sub for HB 2228 passed the House …Continue reading "Kansas tweaks blocked “webcam” abortion ban"
By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director, Kansans for Life This afternoon, the Kansas Senate passed a “technical clarification” that aims to ensure that abortionists be physically present when a woman receives chemical abortifacients. So-called “webcam abortions” are premised on the abortionist never being in the same room as the woman. Fifteen other states have such bans …Continue reading "Kansas Senate tweaks language of 2011 webcam ban"
By Dave Andrusko Pro-abortion Montana Gov. Steve Bullock not only vetoed a bill to require abortionists to be in the presence of the women who are taking abortifacients, he did so on the last day of the legislative session. Not being in the presence of the aborting women is at the core of “webcam” abortions, …Continue reading "Montana Gov. vetoes bill regulating web-cam abortions"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This appeared in the April online edition of National Right to Life News. As can all the stories in this 40-page issue, it can be read at www.nrlc.org/uploads/NRLNews/NRLNewsApril2015.pdf. Please pass these stories along to your pro-life family and friends, using your social media networks. There are now 19 states that …Continue reading "Idaho Gov. signs bill to curb web-cam abortions"
By Dave Andrusko As of Monday morning, there are now 19 states that require abortionists to perform in-person exams when they use chemical abortifacients. Idaho Gov. C. L. “Butch” Otter signed the bill into law after it passed both houses of the legislature by overwhelming margins. The bill had passed the Idaho House (55-17) and …Continue reading "Idaho Gov. signs bill to curb web-cam abortions"