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Iowa Supreme Court ends board ban on telemedicine for abortions

The Iowa Supreme Court invalidated a recent rule created by the state medical board to ban the use of physician videoconferencing when prescribing the medications used for drug-induced abortions in a June 19 ruling. The court said that the rule provided virtually no medical benefits while placing a significant burden on women seeking an abortion in the state. (Planned Parenthood of the Heartland v. Iowa Board of Medicine).

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