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Iowa Board of Medicine Votes to Adopt Rule That Will Likely End Telemed Abortion Access in the State

The bill's house passage comes three months after an Iowa judge blocked from going into effect a state medical board rule that would have banned the practice.

On Friday, the Iowa Board of Medicine voted 8 to 2 to adopt a rule that is likely to end the state’s telemedicine abortion program.

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State Policy Trends 2013: Abortion Bans Move to the Forefront

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Unlike in recent years, when the thrust of legislative activity was on regulating abortion, this year legislators seem to be focusing on banning abortion outright.

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Taking Action: Making Roe Real for All Women

Norma McCorvey (or "Jane Roe" in Roe v. Wade) and lawyer Gloria Allred (right), in 1989. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

 On this 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we honor and celebrate US women’s legal right to abortion, and we reaffirm our commitment to ensuring that abortion is accessible to women everywhere, and that the promise of the decision is a reality for all of us.

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The Potential of Tele-Medicine to Increase Access to Mifepristone for Early Abortion Care

Telemedicine administration of medical abortion is a relatively new practice in the United States with great potential to reach underserved women with abortion care.

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Steve King Brings Back His “Robo-Skype Abortions” Ban

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The bill, which didn’t pass in 2011, is being brought back to the floor so it can not become law again this year.

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TRAP Law, Tele-med Abortion Bans Pass Minnesota Committee

The Republican dominated House and Senate appear likely to vote through new abortion restrictions.

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What New Legal Obstacles to Safe Medication Abortion in Ohio Mean for Women

The new regulations on medication abortion are definitely bad law and bad medicine. But on a cultural level, how much of a woman’s decision re: whether or not to get an abortion — medication or otherwise — is influenced by societal shame and stigma surrounding the procedure?

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New Abortion Restrictions Go Into Effect In Nebraska On Saturday

One law will make it harder for minors to access abortions.  Another will do absolutely nothing.

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Study Shows Telemedicine Abortion is Safe and Effective; Politics Intervenes Nonetheless

New research indicates that telemedicine abortion is safe, effective, and expands access to women in rural areas without an abortion provider. But laws based on ideology are increasingly limiting this promising new use of communications technology.

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Judge Blocks Telemed Abortion Ban

The North Dakota ban on telemed abortions receives a temporary restraining order.

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