Iowa Supreme Court Allows Telemedicine Abortion Program to Continue

The Iowa Supreme Court has rejected a state rule requiring doctors to see abortion patients in person, ruling that a regional Planned Parenthood unit can continue giving abortion inducing pills using remote video technology.
The court ruled unanimously that the rule, passed by the Iowa Board of Medicine, violated the state's constitution. The rule had been put on hold while the court considered the case.
The technology also known as telemedicine abortion allows a doctor to push a button that remotely dispenses abortion inducing medicine in a rural clinic.