Iowa Supreme Court rules in favor of telemedicine abortions

Via Siouxland Matters (ABC9 News):

The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that the Iowa Board of Medicine’s ban on telemedicine abortions violates the state constitution. In a unanimous decision filed on Friday, the court ruled that the Board’s decision to require a doctor to be present during medication abortions caused undue burden to Iowa women seeking abortions.

Prior to the Iowa Board of Medicine’s rule change in 2013, a doctor was allowed to meet with a patient using a webcam to prescribe abortion inducing drugs to women that live in rural areas with no access to abortion services.