Political consequences may have hung over an Iowa judge’s ruling this week in favor of a ban on telemedicine abortion in the state.
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland announced that it will ask the Iowa Supreme Court to review a decision by a lower court allowing the Iowa Board of Health to ban the use of telemedicine for abortion services.
The ruling, while limited, is the first loss for marriage equality advocates since the Supreme Court’s historic ruling last year in U.S. v. Windsor.
The high court hasn’t yet ruled on buffer zones or Hobby Lobby, but it did say a legal challenge to an Ohio elections law can proceed.
Comments by Monte Shaw, a Republican primary frontrunner in Iowa’s contested 3rd Congressional district, evoked hate groups like neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan to attack the idea of government saying “a religious institution has to provide a good or service that violates their beliefs because they’re Christian.”
From the Alabama Supreme Court to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, conservative anti-choice judges are setting the legal boundaries in the fight for abortion access.
The Iowa legislature has become the first in the country to pass legislation that would repeal state law criminalizing people with HIV.
The ruling limits what evidence the reproductive health-care provider could present in its lawsuit challenging the state’s telemedicine abortion ban.
For every odious anti-choice bill that passes into law, there are about a dozen others that fail, or never see the light of day. Here’s a list of some major bullets dodged so far this year in the state legislatures.
The case would have given the Court a chance to decide if state bans on direct corporate-to-candidate contributions violate the Constitution.