Matt Archbold graduated from Saint Joseph’s University in 1995. He is a former journalist who left the newspaper business to raise his five children. He writes for the Creative Minority Report.
Planned Parenthood clinics across Iowa are fine tuning an advanced and novel way to abort babies - by remote control.
According to reports, about 1,500 women have already used a videoconferencing system to obtain abortion drugs over the past two years. Planned Parenthood’s system now allows a doctor in Des Moines to meet with patients across the state through video conference. At the end of the teleconference the doctor presses a button on the computer to activate a drawer at the patient’s location that contains R-U 486.
The patient then takes the pills while the doctor watches. Death by remote control. Abortion has always been a dehumanizing practice but the abortion industry has always attempted to keep up a cover of caring about women. But administering abortion pills to a woman with all the humanity of a Pez dispenser makes obvious their aim of maximizing profit and limiting overhead.
Besides being dehumanizing for everyone involved, how can this possibly be safe? Could you think of a less personal, more industrialized way of death than this? But don’t worry because the women are instructed to call Planned Parenthood’s 24-hour phone line if they should suffer complications.
RU-486 is also supposedly just for aborting babies in the first two months of pregnancy. How exactly will a doctor in Des Moines know how far along a woman is without examining her personally?
This novel manner of abortion is a very poor solution to one of the biggest problems facing the abortion industry which is a shortage of people willing to perform abortions. Experts have noticed that their average age of abortionists is climbing rapidly and many of the best and brightest medical students just aren’t interested in being abortionists. So having one abortionist dispense hundreds of abortion pills per day is their way around this problem.
Unfortunately, if Planned Parenthood is successful with their system it will likely be implemented by abortion clinics across the country and lead to harming more women in every way possible.
Pro-life groups are filing complaints with the state board of medicine, arguing that the remote control abortion system violates state law requiring all abortions are performed by a doctor. Much rides on the success or failure of pro-lifers to prevent this remote control method of abortion.