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Planned Parenthood may use 'telemedicine' approach to prescribe abortifacients at long distance

Catholic World News - June 18, 2010

Planned Parenthood clinics in several American regions are apparently promoting a “telemedicine” plan that will allow doctors to prescribe contraceptives after a video conference, without requiring an office visit.

In May a Planned Parenthood counselor in Iowa disclosed that the “telemedicine” model could be used for the prescription of abortifacient pills. The counselor said: “We have been looking at initiating abortion service as a core service of all PPs, part of the Federation’s strategic plan for 2015.”

Pro-life blogger Jill Stanek notes that Planned Parenthood affiliates in Wisconsin and the in “Great Northwest” region have also been actively promoting the “telemedicine” model, pointing out that the process makes it easier to reach clients in far-flung rural locations.

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