Planned Parenthood: Iowa judge should block abortion pill system ban

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Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 12:00 am

DES MOINES (AP) — A lawyer for Planned Parenthood of the Heartland asked a judge Wednesday to temporarily stop a state ban on the organization's use of a video conferencing system to distribute abortion-inducing pills in rural areas of Iowa.

The Des Moines Register reports that lawyer Sharon Malheiro told Judge Karen Romano on Wednesday the rule taking effect Nov. 6 would cause many women to lose local abortion services.

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