Judge suspends ban on Iowa abortion pill system

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Posted: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 12:00 am

DES MOINES (AP) — A judge on Tuesday granted a request by Planned Parenthood of the Heartland to temporarily suspend a state ban on the organization’s use of a video conferencing system to distribute abortion-inducing pills in Iowa, a move that stops the rule from taking effect until a court decision on the matter.

If not for Judge Karen Romano’s ruling, the ban would have begun Wednesday.

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