A Polk County judge today ruled in favor of the Iowa Board of Medicine on so-called telemed abortions, which involve administering medical abortions without a doctor present. The judge upheld the Board’s ban on the procedure.
An anti-abortion group is waiting to hear if the U.S. Supreme Court will reconsider a ruling on an Iowa campaign finance law. Iowa passed its statute in response to the landmark case known as Citizens United.
Iowa Right to Life says the law prevents them from supporting candidates who oppose abortion.
The Iowa Attorney General is also waiting to hear if the U.S. Supreme Court will take on the case.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. And in cities across the country, crowds dressed in pink have been running and walking in the Race for the Cure. But some participants – and their dollars – have been missing from these fundraisers for the Susan G. Komen Foundation this year.
After a public outcry over a decision early this year to stop funding Planned Parenthood, the organization quickly reversed its position.
As Iowa Public Radio’s Sarah McCammon reports, Komen officials say participation is slowly coming back.