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.
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The decision stays an Iowa Board of Medicine rule that threatened to end access to medication abortion for rural patients. The decision will allow Planned Parenthood to continue offering medication abortions at 15 rural clinics while the court challenge proceeds.