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Court to Decide Whether Iowa Constitution Protects Telemed Abortion

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Planned Parenthood Rosenfield Center Manager Fiona Tubmen-Scovack (left) and Dr. Jill Meadows demonstrate telemed technology.

Does the Iowa Constitution protect the right to a so-called telemed abortion? That’s a question currently before the Iowa Supreme Court.

On this edition of River to River, Ben Kieffer talks with Todd Pettys, Associate Dean for Faculty and H. Blair and Joan V. White Chair in Civil Litigation at the University of Iowa College of Law, and Ryan Koopmans, attorney at Nyemaster Goode law firm in Des Moines.

In addition to the telemed abortion case, they examine a case that looks at whether automated technology should issue speeding tickets, and a case that pits the interest of a crime victim against the interest of the state.

Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River