Even in the midst of a global health crisis, the Planned Parenthood abortion chain is still bragging about its life-destroying work.
Breitbart reports a New York Planned Parenthood official recently touted the story of a woman who took abortion drugs “at home with her children running around behind her” as an example of how the abortion group is helping people.
The billion-dollar abortion nonprofit announced plans earlier this week to expand abortions through telemedicine – which could put even more lives at risk. Telehealth means appointments can be done through online video conferences rather than in-person. In the case of abortion, it means women may never see a doctor in person before taking drugs to abort her unborn baby.
Dr. Meera Shah, chief medical officer of Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, told the Associated Press, that her New York affiliate already began expanding telemedicine services during the coronavirus pandemic.
Shah said they are seeing “an uptick in patients seeking abortions” right now.
“We provided a medication abortion to an EMT while she was sitting in her ambulance,” Shah said. “We provided abortion care to a mother who was at home with her children running around behind her.”
Webcam abortions involve women taking abortion-inducing drugs without ever seeing a doctor in person. Instead, they talk over a webcam before the drugs are dispensed from a remote-control drawer or by a staff member.
These are dangerous for mothers as well as their unborn babies. In-person exams are important for dating the pregnancy; the abortion drugs do not work well later in pregnancy and potentially could jeopardize the mother’s life. Exams also can detect ectopic pregnancies, which can be deadly on their own but especially so if the woman takes the abortion drugs.
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Currently, 18 states prohibit webcam abortions because they are dangerous, and several others are considering bills this spring to do the same.
But in many states, women and unborn babies are at risk.
According to Breitbart:
Kare11.com in Minneapolis reported Sarah Stoesz, CEO of Planned Parenthood North Central States, said her organization is about to add curbside pickup for whatever drugs people have been prescribed.
“People can come to the clinic, just pull up to the door and we can come out and in a safe way hand them their birth control,” Stoesz said. “Or whatever it is that they need. So, they don’t have to come out at all.”
It is not clear if this new “service” includes abortion drugs.
The abortion drug mifepristone is not safe for the mother or her unborn child. It has been linked to at least 24 women’s deaths and 4,000 serious complications. Risks of mifepristone and misoprostol, the most common abortion drugs taken together to abort and then expel an unborn baby from the womb, include excessive bleeding, severe abdominal pain, infection, hemorrhage and death.
A 2009 study “Immediate Complications After Medical Compared With Surgical Termination of Pregnancy,” in Obstetrics and Gynecology found a complication rate of approximately 20% for the abortion drugs compared to 5.6% for surgical abortions. Hemorrhages and incomplete abortions were among the most common complications.
Randall O’Bannon, Ph.D., director of education and research for NRLC, recently explained other problems with webcam abortions:
The mail delivery option would supposedly keep her from being exposed to the virus by traveling outside of her home or visiting a medical facility.
It would, however, mean a woman undergoing a painful, bloody, potentially dangerous abortion by herself at a time when emergency medical help is stretched thin and perhaps unavailable. Women undergoing chemical abortions have bled to death or died from infections. Others have died when undetected ectopic pregnancies ruptured.
Healthcare Media reports state lawmakers in Ohio and Pennsylvania are considering legislation this spring to prohibit telemed abortions because of these dangers.
“This legislation is vital for patient safety,” said state Sen. Stephen A. Huffman, the sponsor of the Ohio bill, in a statement. “While it’s too late for the unborn baby, who will undoubtedly lose her life, physicians should never take this procedure so lightly as to fail to even be present when administering a drug that is known to have such serious side effects. It is a doctor’s duty to ensure that patients are not exposed to greater risk by recklessly dispensing drugs that are known to have life-threatening consequences.”
Additionally, the illegal, online sales of abortion drugs have been linked to forced abortions. A New York City woman is facing charges after she allegedly sold abortion drugs to a man accused of trying to force his girlfriend to take them.
Women do not need to abort their unborn babies to be healthy. The only thing “essential” about an abortion is the guarantee of a dead baby. Recently, medical groups representing more than 30,000 doctors in America emphasized that abortions are not “essential” or “urgent,” and abortion facilities that continue to operate during the pandemic are being “medically irresponsible.”
However, abortion activists have been pressuring the FDA for weeks to loosen restrictions on abortion drugs, a move that could lead to more dead unborn babies and hurting mothers. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren also sent a letter to the FDA this week urging it to loosen abortion restrictions because of the pandemic.