Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin announced April 20 that it was suspending the distribution of the abortion pill RU-486, citing a new state law that has tightened the restrictions on what has come to be known as “non-surgical” or “web cam” abortions — so named because abortionists can approve the procedure without personally examining a pregnant mother.
As reported by Reuters News, the Coercive and Web Cam Abortion Prevention Act, signed into law by pro-life Governor Scott Walker (photo), “requires that women visit a doctor at least three times before having a drug-induced abortion, forces physicians to determine whether women are being coerced into having an abortion, and prohibits women and doctors from using web cams during the procedure.” The measure also provides for stiff criminal penalties, including possible prison sentences, for doctors who violate the law, an obvious factor in Planned Parenthood’s decision.
Teri Huyck, head of Planned Parenthood’s Wisconsin franchise, complained that the new law interfered with the doctor-patient relationship and made it much riskier for abortionists to perform medical abortions. “The added risks of felony penalties for physicians who provide medication abortion are unnecessary and intended to threaten a physician’s ability to provide women with medication abortion,” Huyck said in a statement that, effectively, lamented doctors' freedom to kill unborn babies with impunity.
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