District judge agrees to block telemedicine abortion ban


A state judge on Wednesday agreed to temporarily stop a law that prohibited medical abortions using long-distance video technology.

Following instructions from the state appeals court, Shawnee County District Judge Teresa Watson granted a Wichita abortion clinic's request for a temporary injunction blocking the 2011 law barring telemedicine abortions.

law passed by the Legislature in 2011 required medical abortions – administered through two pills – to be performed in the presence of the physician who prescribed the abortion-inducing drugs.

Watson previously denied a request to . . .


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