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Court Blocks Abortion Telemedicine Law

Apr 7, 2021

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For the second time this week, a new Ohio law requiring fetal tissue from abortions be buried or cremated was put on hold. Now, Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports Ohio’s new telemedicine abortion law will not go into effect on April 12th as planned.

A Hamilton County judge has temporarily blocked the law that prevents doctors from using telemedicine to write prescriptions for medical abortions. The hold lasts until April 19th when a larger lawsuit challenging its constitutionality moves forward in the court system. Laurel Powell with Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio says the new law denies women their constitutional right to an abortion. 

 

“It wasn’t ok to single out abortion care and say, ‘We’re ok with telemedicine except for this one case.” 

 

Ohio Right to Life President Mike Gonidakis says the law is needed to keep pregnant women and their fetus safe.