Planned Parenthood of the Heartland is asking a judge to block a ban on the agency’s video-conferencing method for distributing abortion pills.
The Iowa Board of Medicine voted to ban the form of distribution in August. The board says the procedure is too risky without in-person doctor’s supervision.
Planned Parenthood is fighting the board’s decision.
The organization, along with its medical director Dr. Jill Meadows, is asking for a judge to review the ruling and to issue a stay motion so the change is ineffective during litigation.
Currently, the rule goes into effect on November 6th.