Wisconsin abortion proponents want to bring RU 486 chemical abortions into our rural communities. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland did over 2,000 web cam abortion procedures in Iowa as a pilot program with the goal to import this procedure to other areas of the country.
Wisconsin Right to Life has long claimed that Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin wants to bring RU 486 chemical abortions to Wautoma and Rhinelander and Wausau and many other small towns in our state. NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin has corroborated this claim in its news release yesterday with the statement that a bill supported by Wisconsin Right to Life would have the effect of “restricting access to abortion care for rural women by prohibiting the use of new technology that enables a doctor to videoconference with a patient at a rural clinic to administer RU-486.”
Through April of 2011, the FDA reports 2207 adverse events related to use of RU 486. These events include 14 deaths, 612 hospitalizations, 58 ectopic pregnancies, 339 blood transfusions, and 256 cases of infection. A European drug manufacturer has publicly stated that 29 women have died worldwide after using RU 486.
A woman in Janesville would be given this dangerous abortion drug without an in person examination by a physician. The person talking to her over the web cam could be in Madison or Milwaukee or San Francisco. Wisconsin residents need to know that abortion may be coming soon to their community.
Wisconsin Right to Life is supporting efforts to prohibit abortions without an in person physical examination. It’s the least we can do to protect women from the harmful effects of RU 486.
RU 486 is not the morning after pill. RU 486 is a two drug regimen administered to a woman diagnosed as between five and nine weeks of pregnancy with the specific intent to cause an abortion.