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Planned Parenthood Suspends Medical Abortions In Wisconsin | Care2 Causes

Planned Parenthood Suspends Medical Abortions In Wisconsin | Care2 Causes

They are called TRAP laws for a reason. As Robin Marty reports , Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin announced they are suspending their medical abortion practice immediately, citing new regulations that make administering RU-486 too much of a burden and a risk. Wisconsin’s new “Coercive and Webcam Abortion Prevention Act) requires that a doctor is present at all times during the process of getting a medical abortion and further requires the doctor take numerous “checks” to prove that the patient is not being “coerced” into an abortion. The bill also bans “telemed” abortions , procedures where doctors monitor a patient remotely via webcam during a medical abortion. The practice has greatly expanded access to women in rural America where clinics do not always have a provider on staff. In addition to the requirements at the time of administering RU-486 the Wisconsin bill require...

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