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Brian Kempfer


Brian Kempfer is a summer associate and student at the University of Michigan Law School.

In a previous post, we noted a case pending before the Iowa Supreme Court challenging an Iowa regulation that prohibited doctors from using telemedicine to prescribe “abortion-inducing drugs,” sometimes called abortifacients.  Last Friday, in Planned Parenthood of the Heartland v. Iowa Board of Medicine, the Court held that the rule violated the U.S. and Iowa Constitutions.  This decision has significant implications for similar restrictions on telemedicine across the country.Continue Reading Iowa Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban on Use of Telemedicine to Prescribe Abortion-Inducing Drugs