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New Challenges To Telemed Abortions In Iowa

Planned Parenthood Rosenfield Center Manager Fiona Tubmen-Scovack (left) and Dr. Jill Meadows demonstrate telemed abortion. (Sarah Boden/Iowa Public Radio)
Planned Parenthood Rosenfield Center Manager Fiona Tubmen-Scovack (left) and Dr. Jill Meadows demonstrate telemed abortion. (Sarah Boden/Iowa Public Radio)

Today marks the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned state laws banning abortion. But the issue of abortion is still hotly debated.

Iowa is one of a handful states that expanded abortion access in recent years. That’s thanks to telemedicine, which connects doctors and patients remotely through video conferencing.

But as Iowa Public Radio’s Sarah Boden reports, the use of telemedicine for abortions is being challenged.

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