Planned Parenthood Closing Abortion Business in Iowa

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Feb 6, 2012   |   1:11PM   |   Washington, DC

The Planned Parenthood abortion business is closing an abortion business in Storm Lake, Iowa, where it uses telemed or webcam abortions to put women in a dangerous situation of getting an abortion without a doctor present in person.

Sue Thayer, a former Planned Parenthood staffer who ran the clinic and recently talked about how Planned Parenthood puts women at risk in the telemed abortion drug process, was elated by the news that the abortion clinic she ran is closing. Thayer led the fall 2011 40 Days for Life campaign outside the Planned Parenthood abortion center.

Now, the facility is closing its doors for good come March 1.

“Wow!” Sue said in an email to Shawn Carney of 40 Days for Life. “Of course the clinic is closing! God hears our prayers and He answers! No  more telemed abortions on Erie Street! Yay God!”

“Let’s all take some time to thank God for His unending love and faithfulness,” Sue said. “40 Days For Life was a blessing to each and every person who prayed. Now the
Lord has answered with a resounding yes to our petition to end abortion in Storm Lake.”

Carney was also delighted by the news and said, “This is the 21st abortion center where a 40 Days for Life vigil has been conducted that will be closing its doors forever.”

He also said women will no longer be put at risk — at least at that center — from webcam abortions.

“If you haven’t heard of telemed abortions, it’s one of Planned Parenthood’s tactics for spreading abortion to rural areas to increase abortion numbers and revenues,” he said. “The abortions happen when an abortionist speaks to a woman via webcam over the Internet. They’re each at computer terminals, miles apart, and the “doctor” never physically examines or cares for his “patient.” After a video interview, the abortionist pushes a button at his location. That opens a locked drawer next to the computer where the woman is watching … a drawer containing the dangerous RU-486 abortion pill. The woman then takes the pill to begin what Planned Parenthood calls a “medication abortion.”

“Sue Thayer had managed the Planned Parenthood office in Storm Lake. She used to think that Planned Parenthood provided valuable services for women and that the organization truly wanted to prevent abortions (the Storm Lake location did not previously do abortions),” Carney continued. “That all changed when Planned Parenthood mandated telemed abortions for her facility. Sue expressed her concern — and the abortion chain promptly fired her. After a time of healing, prayer and discernment, Sue signed up to lead the 40 Days for Life campaign outside her former workplace this past fall.”

Thayer talked
about the process this past weekend in an national opinion column.

Thayer said the Planned Parenthood practice of telemed abortions is ultimately what led to her letting go. So-called webcam abortions are when Planned Parenthood violates FDA guidelines and prevents women from having an in-person meeting with the abortion practitioner prior to getting and using the dangerous RU 486 abortion drug that has killed dozens of women worldwide and injured thousands in the United States alone.