The author of the Mother Jones piece attempts to make the case for “remote abortions.” She explains how it is difficult for those that make their home in rural areas to find an abortion clinic. These women are forced to drive hours to see a doctor that will prescribe them the proper pills to induce a chemical abortion.
The solution to this tedious drive, in their estimation, is telemedicine. Why drive to see a doctor when you can simply turn on your computer or smartphone and receive a consultation? Why spend the money on gas or invest the time into scheduling an in-person meeting when the Internet is at our disposal?
I believe these are legitimate questions to ask and contemplate as we enter into modern medicine, and a time where technology affords us a vast array of opportunities.
I do not dismiss the importance of advancing medicine and seeking out ways to better serve a population in need. I grew up in rural America.Read more at LifeNews