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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.
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