Abortion foes pleaded with the Iowa Board of Medicine on Friday to immediately halt Planned Parenthood's use of telemedicine to dispense abortion pills to women in rural communities, but the board said it needs more time to study the issue.It's hard to imagine the terrible coldness that exists when the doctor prescribing death for a woman's child doesn't even bother to be in the same room with her when the mother of the soon-to-be dead baby swallows the first dose of poison targeted at the unborn human being inside of her. Leaving aside the fact that the so-called "doctor" obviously doesn't give a damn for the life of one of the two human beings on the other side of the webcam, there's the little reality that the abortion pills have been known to cause complications, including twelve known deaths, and that many women have had to be hospitalized for severe bleeding and other problems after taking the pills designed to kill their babies. One would think that a doctor who cared about his or her patients would at least want to know they were close enough to a medical facility to be treated in the event of an emergency--but apparently that level of concern for patients is not a prerequisite for those medical providers who specialize in killing off unwanted unborn humans.
The first-in-the-nation system allows a Planned Parenthood physician in Des Moines to visit with each patient by videoconference, then press a computer button to open a drawer in front of the patient, who could be at a clinic many miles from the doctor. The patient reaches into the drawer and withdraws the pills, taking the first dose as the doctor watches.
About a dozen people raised questions and objections about the practice during the board's public comment session Friday. More than 1,500 Iowa patients have used the videoconferencing system to obtain the drugs over the past two years, and abortion opponents have complained the practice violates a state law requiring that all abortions be performed by a physician.
Maybe someday long in the future, those abortion doctors will sit helpless in some pleasant nursing home while their relatives, eager to inherit all the blood-money from the doctor's long practice in "terminating pregnancies," wait until some medical provider on the other end of a webcam pushes a button to dispense the euthanasia drugs that will end the abortionist's life. Coldness begets coldness, and the danger of teaching everyone around you that human life has no inherent value is that one's future heirs are likely to learn the lesson all too well.