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Iowa Supreme Court blocks rule limiting access to abortion pills
Iowa Supreme Court blocks rule limiting access to abortion pills

A rule that would have prohibited doctors from prescribing abortion pills by videoconferencing was blocked Tuesday by the Iowa Supreme Court in a last-minute decision hailed as a victory by abortion rights advocates. “This ruling is a victory for Iowa women,” said Suzanna de Baca, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland. The rule was adopted last year by the Iowa Board of Medicine, which regulates physicians in the state, and was upheld earlier this year by a district court judge. The state Legislature considered but did not pass a similar law earlier this year. The rule, which was to have taken effect this week, required a physician to perform a physical...

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