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Videoconference Abortions

Pro-Lifers Protesting Video Abortions Rehash Same Argument

Abortion pills are now administered via videoconferences across Iowa, a first for the state and the country. Pro-choicers praise it for increasing abortion access, as women who are hundreds of miles away from clinics can access RU-486 pills from computers in nearby health-care offices.

Troy Newman of Operation Rescue, which overtly opposes abortion, coyly calls it a "prescription for disaster." He and other pro-life opponents say it removes the doctor-patient relationship and does not meet Iowa's requirement for doctors to perform abortions. Ultimately, the woman ingesting the pill is the one who administers the abortion, though, whether it's prescribed in person or online. What pro-lifers would be for increasing access anyway?

“They are not really protesting the new technology,” Dr. Vanessa Cullins of Planned Parenthood said, “They are protesting abortion in general.”

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Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 5 years
Florida! Pro-education! YES! So pretty much these women are saving, what, a tank of gas? Whatever, I could care less. It's not like one tank of gas is the difference between getting an abortion and not getting an abortion.How are they rehashing the same argument? When has there ever been a debate over whether video-abortion is in accordance with Iowa's abortion laws?Tres obviously you're pro-choice but as a pro-lifer I find your tone here quite offensive. I mean, this one is way worse than most. I respect you and where you're coming from on this issue, but (as a loyal reader of yours) please can you respect me a tiny bit? Please? Can you stop assuming that all pro-lifers are anti-choice maniacs? Please?
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 5 years
Florida! Pro-education! YES! So pretty much these women are saving, what, a tank of gas? Whatever, I could care less. It's not like one tank of gas is the difference between getting an abortion and not getting an abortion. How are they rehashing the same argument? When has there ever been a debate over whether video-abortion is in accordance with Iowa's abortion laws? Tres obviously you're pro-choice but as a pro-lifer I find your tone here quite offensive. I mean, this one is way worse than most. I respect you and where you're coming from on this issue, but (as a loyal reader of yours) please can you respect me a tiny bit? Please? Can you stop assuming that all pro-lifers are anti-choice maniacs? Please?
ShaynaLeah ShaynaLeah 5 years
Another day, another anti-choice protest based in minutia that misses the entire concept of giving women control over their own bodies... insert snore here.
Florida-Snow Florida-Snow 5 years
What a weary debate. If someone put a gun to my head and asked "Pro-life or Pro-choice?" I'd have to say Pro-choice. However, more than anything else, I am Pro-EDUCATION. Young people deserve to know the truth and their bodies and sex, and about the powerful results of their choices. Our families and our schools need to provide this and hopefully the consequences would prove more positive.
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