Telemedicine: A Good Thing Used For Evil

(By Julie Grimstad / HALO Voice) – Positive language is often used to put nice faces on heinous crimes. Case in point: both abortion and assisted suicide, previously prosecutable offenses, have been transformed into “medical treatments” and now, in some states, are “care” provided by telemedicine.

For instance, on November 23, Shawnee County District Court Judge Teresa Watson blocked a Kansas law that banned doctors from prescribing abortion pills via telemedicine.[1]

On another front, in April, Vermont’s medical-aid-in-dying law was amended to permit assisted suicide by telemedicine.[2] CONTINUE