Digital Doctor Deniers: The truth about so-called “webcam abortions”

The Arkansas House just passed a measure banning the safe practice of doctors interacting remotely with women taking RU-486. Similar uses of technology in the field of telemedicine have been around, and largely unquestioned, for decades. But in recent years, Republican lawmakers have suddenly expressed a curious concern for women’s safety when it comes to this particular usage. Pre-emptive bans are being passed in states where the technology has not even been used yet in conjunction with RU-486. It’s almost as if there’s something else going on here…


  • Taco43

    All Republicans are qualified gynecologists.

  • Aylithe Hyrexia Zoldas

    I wonder if republicans are pushing back against this because certain people who may or may not be huge republican donors have made a huge amount of futures bets concerning certain health networks-
    And this would lower their profits (even if it helps save people) so they are fighting against it?

    Probably a whole deal more simple or more complex than that- but the motivation is probably the same-
    The same boring thing that motivates everything it seems, money =[

Jen Sorensen is a nationally-syndicated political cartoonist whose work has appeared in The Progressive, The Nation, Daily Kos, Austin Chronicle, NPR, Ms., Politico, and many other publications. The recipient of the 2014 Herblock Prize and a 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, she tweets at @JenSorensen.