Idaho Senate votes 27-7 to curb web-cam abortions

Bill returns to House for quick reconciliation with Senate version By Dave Andrusko There are currently 18 states that require abortionists to perform in-person exams when they use chemical abortifacients. A similar measure has now passed both the Idaho House (55-17) and the Senate (27-7). All seven “nay” votes today were cast by Democrats. Because …

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NRLC Director of Education submits new testimony telling Idaho legislative committee danger of chemical abortions may be grossly underestimated

By Dave Andrusko Yesterday NRL News Today brought you the encouraging news that the Idaho Senate State Affairs Committee had passed the Physician Physical Presence Women Protection Act of 2015 on a vote of 7-2 and that the bill was now on its way to the full Senate. This bill, which requires abortionists to perform …

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Idaho Senate committee votes 7-2 to curb web-cam abortions, bill on its way to the full Senate

House has already passed bill By Dave Andrusko A bill to require Idaho abortionists to perform in-person exams when they use chemical abortifacients has now passed both the full state House and a Senate committee. Earlier this morning, the Senate State Affairs Committee passed the Physician Physical Presence Women Protection Act of 2015 on a …

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Lawyers spar over webcam abortion regulations before Iowa Supreme Court

By Dave Andrusko The seven-member Iowa Supreme Court today took up a lawsuit filed by a mammoth Planned Parenthood affiliate that challenged a rule issued by the Iowa Board of Medicine that prior to dispensing abortion pills, the abortionist be present and perform a physical examination on the pregnant woman. Since 2008 Planned Parenthood of …

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Iowa Supreme Court to hear challenge Wednesday to rule regulating web-cam abortions

By Dave Andrusko After a lengthy run-up, the issue of webcam abortions will come squarely before the Iowa Supreme Court this Wednesday. The Des Moines Register’s Tony Leys, who has covered the issue for the state’s dominant newspaper, dropped a new piece of information in his story today: When Planned Parenthood lawyers go before the …

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Idaho House votes 55-17 to curb web-cam abortions, bill on its way to the Senate

By Dave Andrusko Proving last week’s 13-4 vote in the Idaho House State Affairs Committee was no fluke, the full house today voted 55-17 in favor of House Bill 154. The measure would require abortionists to perform in-person exams when they use chemical abortifacients. In a brief story, the Associated Press reported that all the “yes” votes …

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Arkansas Gov. signs Act 139, makes clear webcam abortions not telemedicine

By Dave Andrusko If you are a defender of abortion, how do you defend what is (when people understand what really takes place) absolutely indefensible? We have explored every angle many times, but it is helpful to be reminded how much they count on claiming association with legitimate medicine—i.e., life-affirming medicine—to bamboozle the public. That’s …

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NRLC testifies in Idaho legislative committee over dangers of “web-cam abortions”

  By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. Editor’s note. On Tuesday, we posted a story headlined, “Idaho House committee votes 13-4 in favor of law to curb web-cam abortions” As we noted in the opening sentence, NRLC’s Dr. Randall K. O’Bannon, director of Education & Research, testified at the hearing that discussed Idaho HB 154: Physician …

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Arkansas Governor Hutchinson signs bill banning webcam abortions

By Dave Andrusko Earlier this afternoon, Arkansas became the latest state to require that abortionists be in the same room as the pregnant woman when she receives chemical abortifacients. So-called webcam abortions are premised around just the opposite. The abortionist is in a hub miles (or even states) away and dispenses chemical abortifacients by remotely …

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Abortion via remote control dangerous for women

  By Kerry Uhlenkott Editor’s note. This appeared in the Idaho Press. We wrote about webcam abortions yesterday. Planned Parenthood has initiated plans nationwide to install what are called “web cam” facilities in all of the states. In Idaho, we have convincing evidence that they want to implement web cam facilities in our state, as …

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Iowa Supreme Court to hear challenge to law banning webcam abortions

By Dave Andrusko If there is a “face” of webcam abortions, clearly it is the massive Planned Parenthood of the Heartland (home headquarters, Des Moines, Iowa). More than 6,800 women have had abortions using the system since PPH began webcam abortions in 2008. When a woman has a webcam abortion, she never sees the abortionist …

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Webcam abortions are not “telemedicine,” no matter how many times pro-abortionists say they are

  By Dave Andrusko As we approach the end of the day, let me end by analyzing a tedious, repetitious, not to mention poorly reasoned editorial by the pro-abortion-to-the-hilt Des Moines Register. For all its faults, it is addressing a hugely important subject. As do all abortion advocates, the Register’s editorial board insists that abortion …

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