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 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"
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 …Continue reading "Iowa Supreme Court to hear challenge Wednesday to rule regulating web-cam abortions"
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 …Continue reading "Idaho House votes 55-17 to curb web-cam abortions, bill on its way to the Senate"
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 …Continue reading "Arkansas Governor Hutchinson signs bill banning webcam abortions"
By Dave Andrusko As we reported last month, Polk County District Court Judge Jeffrey Farrell upheld a 2013 decision by the Iowa Board of Medicine which declared that Planned Parenthood of the Heartland’s use of webcam abortions was unsafe. Unless Farrell or the Iowa Supreme Court ordered another stay, Farrell said his order affirming …Continue reading "Iowa Supreme Court puts hold on Iowa law banning webcam abortions"
By Dave Andrusko The Des Moines Register reported this morning that Polk County District Court Judge Jeffrey Farrell has ruled that the Iowa Board of Medicine was within its authority to require abortionists to be physically present when dispensing chemical abortifacients to pregnant women. That decision, rendered last September, was challenged by one of …Continue reading "Iowa Judge rules requirement that abortionists be in same room as woman is valid"
By Dave Andrusko If there is a common thread in the by-the-numbers pro-abortion response to any pro-life initiative, it is that the public sides with our benighted opposition. As we have demonstrated a hundred times, this is not so. The latest in a long line of examples is the response of Iowans to a …Continue reading "New Iowa Poll shows massive opposition to use of Web-Cam abortions"
By Dave Andrusko With the new rule on web-cam abortions scheduled to take effect next week, lawyers for the state of Iowa and Planned Parenthood of the Heartland will meet tomorrow in Polk County District Court to thrash out PPH’s challenge to a ruling by the Iowa Board of Medicine that abortionists must be physically …Continue reading "Judge to hear Planned Parenthood challenge to Iowa board of medicine’s new rules governing web-cam abortions"
By Dave Andrusko Although the vote Monday by the Iowa Legislature’s Administrative Rules Review Committee was not unexpected, the decision to reject Planned Parenthood of the Heartland request to delay a new rule on so-called “web-cam” abortions was not only encouraging but represented the last challenge outside of the courts. The Administrative Rules Review Committee …Continue reading "Iowa Legislative Committee refuses to delay new rule on “Web-Cam” abortions"
By Dave Andrusko With an implementation date of November 6 looming, the mega abortion chain Planned Parenthood of the Heartland (PPH) filed suit in a local Iowa court challenging an administrative rule change that requires abortionists to be in the presence of women rather than communicating with them via teleconferencing—which is at the heart of …Continue reading "Planned Parenthood of the Heartland files suit against Iowa Board of Medicine requirement that abortionists be present with pregnant woman"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL-ETF Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. This first ran September 5. It explores in detail all the many questions raised by Planned Parenthood of the Heartland’s use of web-cam abortions. On August 30, 2013, two days after a contentious hearing, the Iowa Board of Medicine voted 8-2 to …Continue reading "Iowa Medical Board Votes for Rules to Halt Dangerous Web-Cam Abortions"