Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Monday, September 25, 2017

Telemedicine and Abortions

From The Huffington Post:

A new study is challenging the premise of laws across the country prohibiting abortions administered through telemedicine. 

Nineteen states require a clinician to be present when a woman takes medicine to end her pregnancy in order to keep her safe.

But the new, multi-year study has found that medication abortions are just as safe when they are done with a clinician overseeing them remotely as they are in the physical presence of a doctor. 

Read more here.

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