The president of Planned Parenthood of Montana has said the bill would restrict abortion access in a state that has a large rural population.
An Idaho senate committee on Monday approved a proposal that would effectively ban telemedicine abortion in the state, sending the bill to the full senate for amendment.
During oral arguments in a case challenging the state’s telemedicine abortion ban, Iowa Solicitor General Jeffery Thompson said he would not object to a ruling protecting abortion rights in the Iowa Constitution.
Telemedicine abortion care isn’t available in Arkansas, but a state representative told local media the law would “stop it before it starts.”
Idaho legislators have introduced a bill that would effectively ban the use of telemedicine to provide medication abortions to women who have limited access to reproductive health care.
A stay issued late Tuesday by the Iowa Supreme Court blocks a rule designed to shut down telemedicine abortions across the state.
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 limits what evidence the reproductive health-care provider could present in its lawsuit challenging the state’s telemedicine abortion ban.
Regulators approved a rule that would end the use of telemedicine abortion in many rural parts of Iowa.