Topeka, Kan., Jan 2, 2019 / 15:00 pm
A district judge in Kansas has ruled that the state cannot prohibit "telemedicine" abortions and blocked a law banning the practice that was due to go into effect this month.
District Judge Franklin Theis ruled Dec. 30 that the new law was legally unenforceable and could not go into effect. Theis had earlier described the law as an "air ball." He also ruled that other state laws that contain provisions against telemedicine abortions were to be put on hold. Those laws are being challenged in a different case that has not yet been decided.