Aside from the controversy over the legality and safety of telemed RU-486 abortions, Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King wants to know if federal tax dollars are financing it.

Rep. King is currently circulating a request to colleagues to sign on to a letter he will soon send to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius asking whether taxpayers are underwriting Planned Parenthood’s expansion of telemed technology, such as computers and phone lines. Congress allocated $11.6 million to HHS for Fiscal Year 2010 for its telehealth program.

Following is the “Dear Colleague” letter. Please encourage your congressperson to contact Rep. King’s office and sign on in support. Click to enlarge….