The consequences of more webcam abortions in Minnesota

By Paul Stark We noted March 1 that Whole Woman’s Health in Minneapolis may soon offer RU486 abortions remotely via telemedicine. These “webcam abortions” are already offered at the Planned Parenthood facility in Rochester. What will be the consequences? A recent study of webcam abortions in Iowa, which were introduced in 2008 and administered at …

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Medical Abortions and Agitprop at the United Nations

By Dave Andrusko The National Catholic Reporter is not a news source to which I direct NRL News Today readers very often. But remindful of the adage that even a broken clock is right twice a day, here are a few words about a piece written by Phyllis Zagano: “The Pro-Abortion United Nation.” Zagano weaves …

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Study shows that telemedicine expands abortion access in Iowa

By Paul Stark A new study published in the American Journal of Public Health analyzes the use of telemedicine to remotely administer “medical” (chemical, RU486) abortions in Iowa. Planned Parenthood began performing these “webcam abortions” in 2008, and by 2010 they were offered at 11 different clinics across Iowa. The study should be taken with …

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Full 6th Circuit upholds Ohio Law regulating RU486 abortions

By Dave Andrusko I read sites, such as rhreality.org, not just to keep a finger on the pulse of abortion true believers but also because I will sometimes learn about developments I’d missed. Case in point, “Sixth Circuit Refuses to Reconsider Ohio’s Ban on RU-486,” by Jessica Mason Pieklo. We’ve kept track of this case …

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Pro-abortionists make game out of using chemical abortion technique

By Dave Andrusko For twenty years plus, National Right to Life has warned that in their unceasing desire to expand the number of abortions, the Abortion Establishment was cutting more and more and more corners in promoting the use of “chemical abortions,” by which is ordinarily meant RU486. And those changes put mothers’ lives at …

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Planned Parenthood of Ohio Challenges decision upholding 2004 law regulating use of RU486

By Dave Andrusko http://twitter.com/daveha An Associated Press story published Wednesday gives you a keen insight into Planned Parenthood’s desire to greatly increase its use of chemical abortion, even in circumstances not recommended by the FDA. Having been rebuffed by a three-judge panel of the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Planned Parenthood of Ohio is asking …

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Appeals Court Panel upholds 2004 Ohio law regulating use of RU486

By Dave Andrusko http://twitter.com/daveha A three-judge panel of the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a 2004 Ohio law which requires that the two-drug RU486 abortion technique be administered consistent with the protocol established by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA). Planned Parenthood and other “abortion providers” challenged the law, which has been up and …

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The deadly legacy of a dozen years of chemical abortion

RU-486 12 years later: 19 deaths + 2,200 “adverse events” By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D, NRL-ETF Director of Education & Research It was on September 28, 2000, when we got the news. Nearly eight years after it had first been submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), RU-486, the French abortion pill, had …

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“Women on Waves” bringing abortions performed off shore to Morocco

By Dave Andrusko Early in September we carried a story about the deadly strategy of Women on Waves, Women on Web, and a local affiliate of  International Planned Parenthood to circumvent pro-life laws in Kenya by use of a hotline—“Call Aunty Jane”–that “shares information about how women can safely have an abortion using misoprostol.” Of …

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Appeals Court Panel Says Woman cannot be prosecuted for self-administered RU486 abortion

By Dave Andrusko A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Court of Appeals held today that a part of Idaho’s abortion law may be unconstitutional but also ruled that the plaintiff did not have standing to challenge the state’s Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. In the 37-page opinion, written by Judge Harry Pregerson, the panel …

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New Research Bulletin: The Past, Present, and Future of Chemical Abortifacients in the U.S. and Abroad

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL-ETF Director of Education & Research It is often the case that to understand the situation you’re in, you need to understand exactly how you got there.  That’s certainly the case with chemical abortifacients like RU-486.  And understanding how they got here will help us better understand the abortion industry’s …

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What’s airing on Pro-Life Perspective Today? “Abortion in America, Part 4: 1987-1990”

By Dave Andrusko Hopefully you’ve had a chance to hear the first three parts of the series, “Abortion in America” at www.prolifeperspective.com. On Monday National Right to Life President and Pro-Life Perspective Host Carol Tobias began in 1959 when a hugely influential report led to “reform” of protective state abortion laws, culminating in the repeal …

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