Peoria Clinic Provides Telemedicine Abortions

A Peoria women's health center provides abortions using telemedicine-- medication is administered with a nurse in the room and a physician present via telecommunication. Whole Women's Health in Peoria administers abortion medication--an abortion induced by two oral ingestions of tablets--at least twice a week. They have administered 630 abortions since the clinic began offering the service in 2016. This type of abortion administration, while a doctor is not in the physical vicinity of the patient, is banned in 19 states. The Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League is trying to make this abortion method illegal nationally (Chicago Tribune).
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