Category Archives: Telemed abortions

Congressman to probe whether taxpayers are funding telemed abortions

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….

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Ad: Do parents want home alone abortions for their daughters?

(Read background on telemed abortions in Iowa here.)

The following powerful ad targeting Planned Parenthood of the Heartland for its telemed abortions appeared today in the Dubuque Telegraph Herald (click to enlarge):

An interesting creepy factoid on the side…

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Editorial promoting telemed abortions in Iowa admits they’re currently being done illegally

In a September 5 editorial promoting the legalization of RU-486 telemed abortions, the Des Moines Register editorial board had to admit Planned Parenthood of the Heartland is currently committing them illegally. Read carefully:

… Planned Parenthood of the Heartland has used telemedicine as it was intended: to expand access to legal health services in rural Iowa. The challenge of that smart approach should prompt state leaders to update laws and policies – to give Iowans increased access to health care, including abortion, through the use of technology.

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Tell Iowa Board of Medicine to shut down Planned Parenthood’s telemed abortions

The Iowa Board of Medicine, which meets 6x a year, next convenes on August 20.

IBOM notified Operation Rescue on April 22 it was opening an investigation of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, pursuant to OR’s formal complaint that PP was committing illegal RU-486 abortions by telemed. Watch this May 17 KCCI News report if you don’t know what I’m talking about:

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Telemed quick hits: Of course it was in the federal stimulus bill; Planned Parenthoods in CA/UT up next; On guard MN

  • Telemed funding is in the federal stimulus bill. From the Telemedicine Information Exchange, February 19, 2009:
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    Specific telemedicine spending in final stimulus bill: The recently passed $787 billion economic stimulation bill includes $19 billion for health information technology. Specific for telemedicine, it will provide… $1.5 billion for HRSA [Health Resources and Services Administration] to use to build or repair health centers and/or to purchase equipment, and $85 million for health IT and telehealth technologies within the Indian Health Service. In addition ot this, much of the other HIT money will most likely have telehealth applications….

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    Planned Parenthood using telemed in Alaska; plans Northwest expansion

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    I’ve previously said I think Planned Parenthood’s plans to commit RU-486 telemed abortions nationwide are much farther along than they’re letting on….

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    Coming soon (already here?): Taxpayer funded telemed abortion systems

    The New York Times reported on June 8:
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    So far only Planned Parenthood clinics in IA use this [RU-486 telemed abortion] method, but around the country, abortion providers have begun asking how they might replicate the concept.

    I don’t necessarily believe it’s true that RU-486 telemed abortions are confined to IA at this point. Adding fuel to my fire is the article below that Pro-Life WI has dug up, posted by The Business Journal of Milwaukee on July 10, 2009….

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    Planned Parenthoods committing web-cam abortions

    In the 2009 movie Up in the Air, George Clooney plays a guy whose job it is to fire people for other people.
    One day his company gets the bright idea to fire via web-cam to save travel expenses. But the experiment ends when they learn things can go uncontrollably wrong without the physical presence of a professional in the middle of a crisis.
    Surprise, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, PP’s IA affiliate, doesn’t care whether things can go bad for mothers aborting their babies, as we know can happen. PP of IA is the 1st in the nation to begin committing telemed abortions. See how, as explained on KCCI News, May 17. Note that abortionist Tom Ross inaccurately refers to the RU-486 abortion as a “miscarriage experience”:

    Operation Rescue has been on this story for 6 weeks….

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