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 …Continue reading "NRLC testifies in Idaho legislative committee over dangers of “web-cam 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 …Continue reading "Iowa Supreme Court to hear challenge to law banning webcam abortions"
By Dave Andrusko Okay, I don’t have access to POLITCO PRO (it costs a small fortune), but the excerpt printed this morning is more than enough. The bizarre headline is “Abortions via telemedicine not so bipartisan.” What in the world is Ashley Gold reporting on? It’s all in the first sentence: “Republican lawmakers are …Continue reading "Pretending not to understand why it’s okay to use telemedicine for life-affirming purposes but not for abortion"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. Editor’s note. In an earlier version of this article, published Friday, August 9, 2013, we mistakenly left the impression that the petition signed by 14 medical professionals and the public petition gathered by Iowa Right to Life and submitted to the Iowa Medical Board with some 20,000 signatures were one …Continue reading "Iowa Board of Medicine considering new rules governing web-cam abortions"
By Dave Andrusko You’d never know it by the headline in USA Today—“New abortion restrictions take a digital turn”—but the story is actually about webcam abortions. Before dissecting Kimberly Railey’s oddly-written story, you need some background. Why has NRL News Today written dozens and dozens and dozens of stories about so-called “web-cam” abortion? They are …Continue reading "Another Planned Parenthood press release dressed up as a news story"
HB 400 Will Become Law! Missouri Right to Life applauds Governor Jay Nixon for not vetoing HB 400! During the 2013 Legislative Session, the Missouri Senate and House took up and passed a ban on web-cam abortions. As he did on the 2010 & 2011 pro-life legislation, the Governor has allowed this important legislation to …Continue reading "Victory for Babies and Protection for Women!"
By Dave Andrusko If you are a pro-abortionist, it shouldn’t (and doesn’t) come as a surprise that every proposal that erects a hurdle to an ever-expanding number of abortions is bad (no matter how solid the reason) and every one that does make it possible to create new killing fields is good. Hence the headline …Continue reading "Celebrating every measure that increases the number of abortions and eliminates the most modest protections for women"
By Dave Andrusko How does that saying go again? Never assume because…. Last week NRL News Today reported on a series of “stipulations” which Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and the state Department of Justice reached on the 2012 “Coercive and Web Cam Abortion Prevention Act.” I included a throwaway line that “U.S. District Judge Barbara …Continue reading "Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin will re-file case in state court after federal judge rejects settlement"
By Dave Andrusko According to Friday’s State Journal newspaper, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin will announce plans to stop performing RU486 abortions. The decision comes days after the state passed Act 217, the “Coercive and Web Cam Abortion Prevention Act” and which goes into effect today. RU486 abortions account for 26% of abortions in Wisconsin. Planned …Continue reading "Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin Says it will stop providing RU 486"
Editor’s note. Pam Fichter, President of Missouri Right to Life, issued the following statement: We applaud the Missouri House of Representatives for passing HB 1274. This bill offers protection for women seeking abortion by ensuring that complete information about the dangers of RU486 and similar drugs are given to them and by requiring that they …Continue reading "Missouri House Passes Pro-Life Bill Protecting Women Seeking Abortion"