Judge bars clinic from performing telemedicine abortions

By The Christian Post

The first exam room women go into at the Planned Parenthood South Austin Health Center before having an abortion is shown following the U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down a Texas law requiring abortion clinics to meet basic health and safety standards, Austin, Texas, June 27, 2016. | (Photo: Reuters/Ilana Panich-Linsman)

A judge in Kansas ruled that a clinic cannot provide telemedicine abortions, or abortions in which a doctor guides a patient via video conference through a medication-induced termination of pregnancy.  

Shawnee County District Judge Teresa Watson ruled against the Trust Women Foundation’s request for an injunction blocking implementation of a state law banning telemedicine abortions.

In a decision released Monday, Judge Watson concluded that the abortion clinic “failed to demonstrate here that it or its patients will suffer irreparable injury in the absence of a temporary injunction for the period of time between now and a decision on the merits.”

Source:The Christian Post