In Iowa, Planned Parenthood has done 1900 telemed abortions. In a telemed abortion, the patient is not examined by a doctor in person; instead, the abortionist “counsels” her over a video chat, and then remotely opens a drawer which dispenses RU-486. Operation Rescue has been leading the way as far as legal challenges to this practice, although other pro-life groups are also opposed.
Planned Parenthood claims that not one of these 1900 abortions has resulted in a complication. This is unlikely, to say the least. Statistics compiled by the Australian government show a 4.1% complication rate– and that’s with physician supervision. In short, we would expect at least 78 Iowans to have experienced a serious problem with RU-486. A little deviation from that figure wouldn’t mean much, but zero? Statistically, that’s nearly impossible:
“Planned Parenthood of the Heartland has incredibly reported no complications in their nearly 2,000 remote controlled telemed abortions where a licensed physician only speaks with the patient for a few minutes over an Internet video connection, then never sees the patient again,” spokesperson Cheryl Sullenger told LifeNews.com today.
“The numbers simply do not add up. Either Planned Parenthood of the Heartland is engaging in an intentional cover-up of telemed abortion complications or it is an indication that they provide essentially no follow-up for patients once they load them on abortion pills and send them out the door. Either scenario would be gross misconduct on PPH’s part that further endangers the lives of women,” she added.
OR says it has an informant with first-hand knowledge of the inner workings of PPH who has come forward to explain how the telemed abortion scheme shows a “revolting lack of concern” for the lives and health of women.
The informant insists that the scheme was developed with a high profit margin in mind, not the best interests of women. According to the informant, who has spoken to OR on the condition of anonymity out of fear of reprisals, PPH has traditionally attempted to distance the organization from any abortion complications.
“Planned Parenthood doesn’t deal with complications,” said the informant. “They send the women to the ER.”
If one of those estimated 78 Iowan women is reading this: please, come forward. It takes courage, but the pro-life movement will stand with you. Your testimony can help prevent this from happening to someone else.