Over the years, I’ve conversed with the most extreme and immoral antilifers on the planet, those in whom no shred of human decency exists. They’re found all over the web on various sites, but a treasure trove of these loons are right here on WordPress. So I’ve decided to pick one every so often as an example of everything wrong with society.
Our first one is Crystal Shepard, a self-proclaimed “military brat” from California. She’s upset with pro-life Iowans for rejecting video conference abortions.
For the past five years, doctors have been using a video conference system to consult with women in clinics across Iowa for chemically induced abortions. Women are examined in the clinic by trained staff, which includes administering all necessary tests and sonograms. The doctor then consults with the woman in-depth via video and reviews the results of the tests and procedures performed in the clinic. If the doctor determines the woman qualifies (the medication can only be used during the first nine weeks of pregnancy), he enters a code from where he is at, which opens a drawer in the exam room that contains the bottle of RU-486 pills. The woman then retrieves the bottle and takes the first pill while the doctor watches. She then takes the remaining two doses at home, where she will experience what amounts to an induced miscarriage. She follows up with an in-person visit at the clinic in 12-14 days, also speaking with the doctor again via video conference if necessary.
It appears Ms. Shepard is more concerned with access to abortion than the safety of women undergoing abortion. Is there another reason to support a procedure that reduces the standard of care these women receive?
Mifepristone (RU486) is hardly equivalent to a Benadryl tablet. One potential side effect of the abortifacient is heavy and prolonged bleeding that requires a surgical procedure to stop it, a fact particularly troubling to women in rural Iowa that may live several minutes from a facility with surgical capabilities. So to give them this medicine without a proper exam by a licensed physician is simply ludicrous.
Furthermore, 2006 statistics from the Food and Drug Administration show that over 1,000 women in the United States alone have died or were otherwise injured as a direct result of this medication. And yet this medication is given without a proper medical exam? Nonsense.
It should be noted that the abortion industry is suffering a staggering decline in medical professionals willing to butcher unborn children. In fact, the Guttmacher Institute – the research arm of Planned Parenthood – estimates that 87% of U.S. counties lack such a professional, thus threatening the livelihood of the industry.
So what better way to maintain the status quo than webcam abortions? Disgusting.