Priests for Life Leader Praises Idaho Legislature’s Action against Remote Control Abortions


Date: April 2, 2015

Contact: Leslie Palma

NEW YORK – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today urged Idaho Governor Butch Otter to sign newly passed legislation to protect the health of women seeking chemical abortions.

“This abortion process is dangerous as it is,” said Fr. Pavone. “To have an abortionist dispense lethal drugs to a woman by remote control without examining her is to play fast and loose with women’s health.”

Idaho has joined numerous other states in passing legislation that would require an abortionist to be physically present to examine a woman and answer her questions before giving her abortion pills. Currently, only Iowa and Minnesota have “webcam” abortions where a doctor and a mother with child communicate via computer.

“Planned Parenthood loves remote control abortions because they enable the abortion business to increase profits and decrease the personal stress that killing babies has on their personnel,” added Fr. Pavone. “Idaho, however, has given first priority to women and children. I sincerely hope that Governor Otter signs this important measure into law.”

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit

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