Planned Parenthood sues over Ohio telemedicine abortion ban

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Planned Parenthood announced Thursday it has filed a lawsuit over the state’s ban on telemedicine abortion.

Governor Mike DeWine signed into law Senate Bill 260 in January. The law requires a doctor to be present when patients take the initial dose of an abortion-inducing drug, Mifepristone. Violating the law is a fourth degree felony.

Mifepristone is approved by the FDA, in a regimen with another medication called
misoprostol, to end a pregnancy within 70 days of the first day of a woman’s last menstrual
period.

The law takes effect April 12. The lawsuit seeks to keep it from going into force.

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