Iowa Board looks at ban on abortion pill via video

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — State medical officials in Iowa have begun the process of considering whether to ban a remote control method of distributing abortion-inducing pills.

The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/17IAB4y ) the Iowa Board of Medicine voted 8-2 Friday to initiate the state’s rulemaking process to determine whether to change state guideline to end so-called “webcam abortions.” The vote simply clears the way for a public comment period before the board makes a final vote.

Des Moines-based Iowa Right to Life submitted petitions with more than 20,000 signatures to the board to ban the practice. It involves a doctor administering pills via videoconferencing.

The group says the practice is painful. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland says it’s safe and serves women in rural communities.

The board has 60 days to review the matter.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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