House GOP proposes end to 'telemedicine abortions'

"Planned Parenthood's ulterior motives must be made known," King said. "Their aggressive promotion of the gruesome practice of abortion by video conference is expanding the destructive 'abortion on demand' culture in America — all in the name of increased profits."

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King said these "telemedicine abortions" help Planned Parenthood save costs by getting the same result as a surgical abortion, but "without the overhead costs." But King said evidence is mounting that the morning-after pill, RU-486, is dangerous to women.

"Eight percent of women who take the abortion drug known as RU-486 require surgical intervention to complete their abortion," he said. "This new practice leaves those women at grave risk and should never be supported with taxpayer dollars."

King's bill, H.R. 5731, has 47 co-sponsors, including Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio).

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