Keep telemedicine abortion intact

The Iowa Board of Medicine has responded to a petition seeking new state regulations on the practice of doctors administering abortions via videoconference. The board voted 8-2 on Friday to initiate the state's rulemaking process. Although the vote does not prohibit "webcam abortion", it allows for a public comment period along with a final vote by the board later this year.  The State of Iowa should keep telemedicine abortions intact.

Tilly: The safety myth

As civil rights fade once again to the back of our mind after a big week at the Supreme Court, let us pause to reflect upon the battle raging anew right here in Iowa City. Our little hamlet's 19- and 20-year olds (their pockets full of delicious, delicious money) and some city bar owners are once again fighting for their right to trade cash for booze after 10pm.

Sonn: World War P(G-13)

Here we are in the dregs of the summer movie season, a never-ending parade of cataclysmic destruction and fart jokes. All of the carefully focus-grouped PG-13ness is enough to make one pine for the rugged arms of an R rated movie. But if we expect high-quality fare out of Hollywood, rather than decade after decade of superhero reboots, we have to start consuming like adults.

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