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Decision to Ban Telemed Abortion System Upheld by Judge

A Polk County judge ruled Tuesday morning that the Iowa Board of Medicine was within its authority to ban a video conferencing system that allows a doctor to meet with a patient to dispense a drug that induces an abortion in rural clinics.

It’s a procedure that’s known as telemed abortion.

In March, nine senate republicans presented a petition with 30,000 signatures to ban the abortion procedure. They said a woman’s health suffers from not having a doctor present in the room when they have an abortion.

The Iowa Board of Medicine banned the practice three days later.

Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit against the board, saying the board’s decision was a blatant attempt to limit rural women’s access to abortions.

The board’s ban on the use of the telemedicine system has been on hold while Planned Parenthood pursued a legal appeal.

Polk County Judge Jeffrey Farrell ruled in favor of the board, and said rural Iowa women will just need to travel farther to obtain the procedure.

Decision to Ban Telemed Abortion System Upheld by Judge

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