(Des Moines, IA) Iowa Right to Life was present yesterday morning at the Polk County Courthouse as Judge Karen Romano heard arguments as to why the court should place a motion for stay pending judicial review on the recent decision by the Iowa Board of Medicine to end dangerous webcam abortions in our state. After hearing arguments from both sides, the judge announced she would make her decision before the end of the day on November 5. The Iowa Board of Medicine ruling to end webcam abortions is scheduled to take effect on November 6.
We know from the nearly 30,000 petition signatures we have now collected over the last three years that Iowans want this reckless scheme of webcam abortions to end.
The Iowa Board of Medicine’s press statement on why they voted to “establish standards of practice for physicians who prescribe or administer abortion-inducing drugs to terminate a pregnancy – medical abortion,” is a must-read. Their release refutes all of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland’s myths about the safety of webcam abortions. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland has tried to make this about politics, but the Iowa Board of Medicine made it about the health and safety of women, regardless of where they live. You can read their powerful statement here.
We are so very grateful for the Iowa Board of Medicine’s ruling. The best way you can help us right now is to join us in continued prayer that the judge will rule in favor of protecting Iowa women. We will continue to monitor and bring you the latest in the fight for lives in Iowa.