But closer look reveals there are significant problems with the reliability and completeness of the data By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. On Monday Dr. O’Bannon outlined in detail the case made by two pro-abortion researchers that women are safer if they have their abortion via webcam than …Continue reading "New Study Claims Webcam Abortions are Safer Than Chemical Abortions performed at abortion Clinic: Part Two of Two"
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 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 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 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 …Continue reading "NRLC Director of Education submits new testimony telling Idaho legislative committee danger of chemical abortions may be grossly underestimated"
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 …Continue reading "Idaho Senate committee votes 7-2 to curb web-cam abortions, bill on its way to the full Senate"
By Dave Andrusko Two days ago we posted a story—“NPR says a few kind words about CPCs before lowering the hammer”—based on a report by NPR’s Jennifer Ludden. To her credit, before Ludden eviscerated crisis pregnancy centers, she did offer a true-to-life story where a young woman was treated with great kindness, delivered her baby, …Continue reading "NPR completely overlooks dangers of chemical abortions, uncritically rehashes pro-abortion criticisms of laws regulating webcam abortions"
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 …Continue reading "Lawyers spar over webcam abortion regulations before Iowa Supreme Court"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research So how are a boat anchored in international waters off Dublin, Ireland, border town flea markets in Texas, a businessman in India, and a storefront in rural Iowa all related? According to an article written by Emily Bazelon appearing in last Thursday’s New …Continue reading "Webcam abortions, Do-It-Yourself Abortions, and the “Dawn of the Post-Clinic Abortion”"
By Dave Andrusko While their chances were slim and none, nine Iowa Republican state Senators nonetheless held a press conference today to ask their pro-abortion Democratic colleagues who control the chamber to permit a vote on a bill that would require abortionists to meet with patients in-person before providing them with abortion-inducing drugs. The …Continue reading "Pro-abortion Democrats in the Iowa Senate rebuff call for vote on web-cam abortions"
By Dave Andrusko As soon as pro-life Gov. Bobby Jindal affixes his signature, Louisiana will become the thirteenth state to rein in so-called web-cam abortions. Last Thursday the Senate passed the measure 36-2. The House had done likewise earlier on a vote of 99-3. So-called “webcam abortions” are potentially a huge revenue stream for the …Continue reading "Louisiana poised to become thirteenth state to rein in Webcam abortions"