A stay issued late Tuesday by the Iowa Supreme Court blocks a rule designed to shut down telemedicine abortions across the state.
Under the legislation, a patient could sue a doctor within ten years of terminating a pregnancy, even after signing a form acknowledging informed consent. Bill opponents say it unfairly singles out one specific medical procedure, sets a disproportionately long statute of limitations, and is redundant.
A lawsuit filed Monday hopes to preserve access to medical abortion for rural Iowans.
A lawyer in Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s office was reportedly given advance notice that anti-choice advocates were launching a new effort to end the state’s telemedicine abortion program, leading some pro-choice activists to wonder how involved the governor’s office has been in the effort.
Forty Days of Harassment Claims Success; Planned Parenthood of the Heartland expanding; woman who threatened Kansas abortion provider says it wasn’t a “true threat.”
An Ohio abortion ban may be on the way, Rep. Pence explains his ludicrous Title X legislation, regular screenings essential to early detection of cervical cancer, NYC school chief under fire for flippant remark on birth control, and the Iowa Board of Medicine will not sanction PP of the Heartland for telemed abortions.
Attorney General Jon Bruning announces that the state will not continue to fight to have women seeking abortions screened for mental health issues.
On July 13th, a Nebraska judge will rule on whether or not to block the new “mental health screening” requirement for obtaining an abortion.
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland yesterday announced their lawsuit against LB594.
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland has filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Nebraska’s LB 594, the “Women’s Health Protection Act,” imposes requirements on physicians that are impossible to meet and requires medical professionals to flood their patients with false and misleading information.