On the last day of the legislative session Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock vetoed several bills, including House Majority Leader Keith Regier (R-Kalispell)’s HB 587.
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.
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.
Anti-choice lawmakers in Iowa, after a relatively quiet year in 2014, appear to be preparing for an active 2015 legislative session.
A stay issued late Tuesday by the Iowa Supreme Court blocks a rule designed to shut down telemedicine abortions across 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.
A spokesperson for Femcare told the Asheville Citizen-Times that the clinic would be closing on Saturday, but declined any further comment.
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.