Idaho Passes Pro-Life Bill to Ban Webcam Abortions, Protect Women

State   Steven Ertelt   Apr 1, 2015   |   11:29AM    Boise, ID

The Idaho legislature has given final approval to a bill that would ban webcam abortions and the practice of abortion clinics selling the dangerous abortion pill to women without an in-person consultation with a physician.

Currently, 18 states have laws on the books which say abortionists cannot avoid the duty of being in the same room as the pregnant woman, with 16 enforced and two facing lawsuits from the abortion industry?

Why do abortion clinics oppose such bills? They want abortionists to be able to do the pro-abortion consultation over a video feed. Without that, they would have to spend money to fly abortionists in from other states to do it and the number of abortion pills sold would declined because women wanting abortions would need to wait for the consultation and may change their mind about the abortion in the meantime.

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David Ripley of Idaho Chooses Life tells LifeNews.com he’s delighted the legislature approved the bill.

“The Idaho House gave final legislative approval to HB 154, our legislation to restrict the practices of Planned Parenthood in dispensing this deadly drug. It should reach the Governor’s desk in a day or two,” he said.

“The Abortion Industry fought this legislation strenuously – because it greatly interferes with their agenda of expanding abortion access across the state by circumventing the FDA regulations surrounding the use of RU-486. Throughout the public debate, Planned Parenthood has denied that our legislation involved any legitimate concern over a woman’s health. Instead, they tried to argue that they could be trusted to self-regulate,” Ripley added.

“The likes of Kermit Gosnell shows us what happens when government abdicates its responsibility for ensuring the health and safety of women and girls who submit themselves to an abortion,” he continued. “Planned Parenthood is certainly motivated by convenience and profits in its drive to create a “remote control” abortion access system across the nation. But they are also driven by ideology.”

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Ripley continued: “They are attracted to using RU-486 over surgical abortions because it advances the notion that abortion is nothing more than treating a headache with aspirin. That is why they fought so hard over the terminology of chemical abortions – preferring that the media call them “medication abortions” instead. Even their language is designed to deceive women and girls.”