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Arguments To Be Heard Wednesday in Lawsuit Over Iowa Telemedicine Abortion Ban

The decision stays an Iowa Board of Medicine rule that threatened to end access to medication abortion for rural patients.

The fate of the state’s successful telemedicine abortion program could be decided this week.

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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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Iowa Governor’s Office Reportedly Had Advance Notice About Telemed Abortion Challenge

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.

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.

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Iowa Anti-Choice Activists Attempt to Cirumvent Legislature to Ban Telemed Abortions

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.

Iowa Right to Life is spearheading an effort to demand that the Iowa Board of Medicine “stop webcam abortions,” presenting what they say is 20,000 signatures from medical professionals.

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Branstad to Approve Medicaid Abortion Cases Individually, Says He’ll Be ‘Thoughtful’

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad.

Iowa’s anti-choice Republican governor announced Friday that he expects to sign the state’s budget into law, including a new rule that will give him complete control over federal Medicaid funding for the roughly two dozen Medicaid-eligible abortions that are performed in the state each year.

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Iowa Governor Will Personally Approve Every Medicaid-Funded Abortion

For the third time, Iowa legislators have failed to directly end abortion funding for poor women who have been victims of sexual assault. That is, if Republican Governor Terry Branstad (pictured above) agrees.

For the third time, Iowa legislators have failed to directly end abortion funding for poor women who have been victims of sexual assault. That is, if the governor agrees.

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