Thursday, December 27, 2012

Stopp Report - Nov, 27, 2012


Study claims tele-medicine (webcam) abortions may lower complications - Reproductive Research Audit - The American Journal of Public Health has preliminarily released an electronic version of Changes in Service Delivery Patterns After Introduction of Telemedicine Provision of Medical Abortion in Iowa, a study which examines the effect that offering webcam-advised prescriptions for abortion pills has had on both the number of abortions and the demographics of women seeking abortions in Iowa. Daniel Grossman leads four other authors in this study, which employs a questionable unit of analysis and unsupported conclusions- namely that “Recent legislation to ban telemedicine abortion may adversely affect public health by preventing women from accessing abortion earlier in pregnancy, when it is safer.” Read More

Condoms for free at 22 [Philadelphia] city schools - Philly.com -
Coming over the holiday break to about a third of Philadelphia high schools: clear plastic dispensers chock-full of free condoms. The dispensers will be placed in the 22 high schools whose students had the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases, and condoms will be available to any student - so long as their parents did not sign a form opting them out of the program. It's a pilot designed to address "an epidemic of sexually transmitted disease in adolescents in Philadelphia," said Donald F. Schwarz, the deputy mayor for health and opportunity. Read More


< b>Can a man die twice? The problem with 'brain death' - Phillip F. Lawler - Boxer Hector Camacho died on [November 24, 2012], his doctor said. “His death was reported by Dr. Ernesto Torres, the director of the Centro Medico trauma center in Puerto Rico, who said Camacho had a heart attack and died a short time later after being taken off life support.” This is confusing, because the same doctor had announced on Thursday that Camacho was “brain dead.” If “brain death” really is death, then the doctor appears to be saying that Camacho died twice, which is absurd. Can a dead man have a heart attack? Would it be medically significant? Read More

Planned Parenthood study figures reveal hundreds of abortion pill complications, including death - Operation Rescue - A “study” released by Planned Parenthood employees and sympathizers has concluded— based on incomplete numbers—that the abortion pill is “safe”, despite admitting to a reported 385 “serious” complications, including at least one abortion pill-related death from 2009-2010. The study group consisted of two Planned Parenthood employees, one member of a Planned Parenthood advisory group, and a fourth member who receives financial compensation from Danco Laboratories, the U.S. distributor for the abortion pill mifepristone, also known as RU486. Read More

Judge: Oklahoma can end Planned Parenthood deals - Times Union - A federal judge on Monday denied a request by Planned Parenthood to temporarily block Oklahoma from terminating a contract with the agency to provide nutritional services to low-income mothers. U.S. District Judge Stephen Friot ruled that although the state's stated reasons don't seem to be sufficient cause for ending agreements with Planned Parenthood's three Tulsa-area clinics that have been in place for 18 years, the group's response to the state's concerns was insufficient enough to warrant ending the relationship. The decision will likely mean that the group will have to close one of the clinics and eliminate six full-time staff positions when the contracts end on Dec. 31, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland's President and CEO Jill June said in a statement. Read More

Abortion waiting period in South Dakota to stand after Planned Parenthood drops appeal - Live Action News - In 2011, South Dakota passed a law enacting a 72-hour waiting period before a woman is allowed to have an abortion. According to the Associated Press, that is the longest waiting period in the United States. Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota filed a lawsuit to stop the implementation of the measure, which also requires women to undergo counseling at a pregnancy help center. However, Planned Parenthood has now dropped its appeal of the 72-hour waiting period. According to Sarah Stoesz, the president of Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota, Planned Parenthood was not confident that the court would rule in its favor. Read More

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1 comment :

Roy Reeder said...

Webcam abortions: I read that; worse abomination; now totally impersonal, i.e. abortion by proxy