telemedicine

Dark Web: Telemedicine a challenge with lack of access in Appalachian communities

BY: - April 8, 2020

Note: This is the third story in a multi-part series detailing the effects of COVID-19 on Appalachian Ohio and how local residents, businesses and health professionals are responding to best serve their region. Ohio’s governor has expanded the state’s ability to use telemedicine during the coronavirus stay-at-home order, but for some parts of the state, […]

Ohio Senate passes telemedicine abortion ban

BY: - March 5, 2020

A bill to ban the use of telemedicine for abortion-related services has passed the Ohio Senate, moving on to House consideration. Senate Bill 260 specifically deals with the combination drug Mifeprex, which is used in medication abortions. The bill passed 20 to 9, with two Republicans, Sen. Stephanie Kunze, R-Hilliard, and Sen. Nathan Manning, R-North […]

Committee moves anti-abortion telemedicine bill forward amid opponents’ pleas for rejection

BY: - February 28, 2020

Despite nurses, pastors, and pro-choice advocates urging rejection before the Wednesday vote, a Senate committee approved a bill to bar the use of telemedicine for abortion-related care. The Senate Health, Human Services, and Medicaid Committee moved Senate Bill 260 forward to the full Senate after a third hearing in which a roomful of Ohioans testified. […]

Planned Parenthood: Telemedicine bill takes healthcare away from underserved Ohioans

BY: - February 25, 2020

Leaders of Ohio’s Planned Parenthoods say a bill to limit abortion-related telemedicine is not only unconstitutional, but cuts off access to safe health care for Ohioans who need it most. Senate Bill 260 is set for a hearing and possible vote on Wednesday, to prevent the use of telemedicine as a way to prescribe and […]

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The Ohio Statehouse is obsessed with guns and abortion. Is that what Ohioans want?

BY: - February 25, 2020

Every week it seems we are reporting stories coming from the Ohio Statehouse on one bill or another that further tinkers with Ohio’s abortion and gun laws, typically restricting abortion services and access to abortion services and expanding access to guns. We have a bill that would ban telemedicine as a way to receive abortion-related medicine, in […]

Abortion opponents: Telemedicine too risky for women

BY: - February 20, 2020

Abortion opponents were in agreement on Wednesday that the woman’s safety should be the focus of care in Ohio abortion cases. Advocates spoke in support of a bill that would ban telemedicine as a way to receive abortion-related medicine, in particular the chemical abortion drugs mifepristone and misopristol. Dr. Lindsay Rerko told the Health, Human […]

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Ohio Senator proposes ban on abortion drugs via telemedicine

BY: - January 7, 2020

An Ohio Senator is looking for co-sponsors to a bill that would ban telemedicine as a way of receiving abortion medication. State Sen. Steve Huffman, R-Tipp City, sent a letter to senate members on Tuesday explaining the bill that would affect the prescription of a two-pill regimen, Mifepristone and Misoprostol, used in inducing an abortion. […]