Iowa Board of Medicine Bans Telemedicine Abortions

In a victory for the pro-life cause, the Iowa Board of Medicine, by an 8-2 margin, recently voted to ban telemedicine abortions there. Citing safety concerns, the Board reversed what a previous board had approved in 2011. Sue Thayer, a former Iowa Planned Parenthood worker and now pro-life activist, applauded the decision saying, “common sense prevailed.” Ms. Thayer testified in Missouri last year in support of Missouri HB 400, sponsored by Rep. Jeannie Riddle (R-Mokane) that bans telemedicine abortions from being performed here. This summer, Governor Nixon allowed the bill to go into law rather than veto the measure.





Posted: September 13, 2013

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