Iowa Board of Medicine bans “webcam” abortions

Friday, August 30, 2013

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Michael J. Norton regarding the Iowa Board of Medicine’s decision Friday to prohibit “webcam” abortions:

“Planned Parenthood and other abortionists should be accountable to basic health and medical standards. That at least includes a licensed professional personally meeting with women who are considering such a serious and potentially life-altering act. That’s why we commend the Iowa Board of Medicine for caring more about the health and safety of mothers than about the profits Planned Parenthood obtains through ‘webcam’ abortions. Chemical abortions pose serious health risks to women, so their care should not be taken lightly. No matter where people stand on abortion, all should be able to agree on that.”
  • Letter from Alliance Defending Freedom and American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists to Iowa Board of Medicine in support of ban on “webcam” abortions (2013-08-21)
  • Resource page: Thayer v. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland (Alliance Defending Freedom lawsuit filed on behalf of a former director of an Iowa Planned Parenthood facility that performed “webcam” abortions)
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