Oppose webcam abortions


To the Editor:
This letter is being written to request prayers for the unborn babies, mostly in Iowa but including babies whose lives are being terminated in Iowa abortion mills, including babies from across state lines. Currently we are blessed by the actions of a few in an attempt to Stop “webcam abortions” (a chemical abortion without a physician present). A few doctors and other medical professionals filed a Petition for Rulemaking before the Iowa Board of Medicine regarding the Standards of Practice for Performing a Chemical Abortion. This rulemaking will also be heard by the Iowa Legislature’s Administrative Rules Review Committee.
Planned Parenthood in Iowa pioneered this “webcam” method of abortion in an effort to have one abortionist cover a number of remote sites (from Des Moines). Planned Par­enthood performs surgical abortions at a few sites (Bettendorf, Iowa City, Des Moines and Sioux City) while doing webcam abortions at remote sites. A few other states tried to do this, but “webcam abortions” are now prohibited in 11 or 12 states. This type of abortion is inconsistent with the protocols approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the manufacturer of the drug used.
With God’s help, your prayers, fasting and other offerings, we pray that the “webcam abortions” will be stopped. We all know that Planned Parenthood will do all it can, with the help of expensive attorneys, to block this effort. The first hearing planned by the Iowa Board of Medicine is set for Aug. 28. The Administrative Rules Review Committee’s first hearing could be Aug. 6. This rule-making process takes at least 108 days, but cannot exceed 180 days. Please keep praying for an end to abortion.
If any of you know of anyone who had serious health issues as a result of having a “webcam abortion” please contact me at (563) 320-5497.
Charlie Burke

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