Judge rules telemed abortions can continue


A judge on Monday ruled that a new state telemedicine law with antiabortion language doesn't bar medical abortions using long-distance video technology.

Shawnee County District Judge Franklin Theis ruled late Monday afternoon that the law doesn't independently bar medical abortions via the use of telemedicine.

A 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 . . .


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