ABORTION PILLS: Legal Fight Over Board’s Decision

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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.