With the number of abortionists declining, organizations like Planned Parenthood are facing major problems and must do something to export their "services".
Apparently, Planned Parenthood has found their solution. They are turning to webcams and teleconferencing as their way of prescribing abortifacient drugs – namely, the controversial RU-486 drug.
The FRC blog reports:
Regarding the safety of RU-486, did you know that by the spring of 2006, six years after the abortifacient was made available in the United States, the FDA acknowledged six deaths, nine life-threatening incidents, 232 hospitalizations, 116 blood transfusions, and 88 cases of infections, with a total of 1070 adverse events reports? [Letter from David W. Boyer, Assistant Commissioner for Legislation, Food and Drug Administration, to Hon. Mark Souder, Chairman, Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources (May 2, 2006) (on file with Subcommittee).]
Now that’s safety.
via Operation Outcry:
A telemed abortion is abortion via a teleconferencing service similar to “Skype.” Patients are put in a room where an off-site abortionist appears on a computer monitor and explains the medical abortion procedure to them over an Internet hook-up. After the brief teleconference, the dangerous abortion drug RU486, also known as Mifepristone, and its counterpart, Methotrexate, are prescribed. The drugs are then administered to the patient by a nurse or “clinician” who may or may not be licensed. The patient presses a button an on computer screen that opens a box containing the abortion drugs. The patient is never physically examined by the medical doctor prescribing the drugs – or any other, for that matter – and never sees the abortionist again.
Do you remember the good ole’ days when doctors actually examined a patient before prescribing a drug that will not only kill a child but the mother, as well.