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.
On Monday, the first day of a new legal challenge to Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion law, expert witnesses testified that regulations in the state have negatively affected the ability of pregnant people who live in south and west Texas to access legal abortion care.
The order gives attorneys for the state time to file a request with the U.S. Supreme Court to review an appeals court order blocking limitations on RU-486.
The ruling clarifies that doctors do not need to be present for patients taking the second of a two-dose regime for a medication abortion.
So far this year, 13 states have adopted 21 new restrictions designed to limit access to abortion, about half the number (41) of similar restrictions that had been enacted by this point last year.
There isn’t a looming reproductive health-care crisis in the South. It has already arrived.
In a strongly worded opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said attorneys for Arizona failed to offer any evidence supporting the need for restrictions on medication abortions.
Conservatives have found a new way to take over state and federal government, and it looks like Democrats are uniting in opposition to the nomination of Michael Boggs to the federal bench.
An emergency order prevented the requirements from taking effect in April, which would have required providers to strictly follow FDA protocol when administering abortion-inducing medications.