Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

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.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our September expenses ($33,239 to go):
$35,000.00 $1,761.25
95% 5%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Liberal visions of Catholicism: Kickstarter and the world's largest NGO 23 hours ago
The Blessed Book of Beasts August 30
Weekend reading August 29
Frustrating the Moral Law August 29
Weep for slaughtered Christians, not for dialogue with Islam August 29

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
‘A real via crucis’: Pope Francis, patriarch plead on behalf of Iraq’s Christians CWN - August 8
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians in flight as Islamic State advances CWN - August 8