Iowa lawmakers pass fetal heartbeat abortion ban

Iowa’s Republican-controlled legislature on Wednesday passed the nation’s tightest limit on abortion, outlawing it after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. That often happens before a woman even knows she is pregnant, at about six weeks. Gov. Kim Reynolds, a Republican and an abortion opponent, has not said whether she would sign the bill into law. State Sen. Rick Bertrand (R) said proponents created the bill to “take a run at Roe v. Wade” now that President Trump has restored the Supreme Court to full-strength with the appointment of Justice Neil Gorsuch. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland spokeswoman Becca Lee said the legislation “weaponizes fetal heartbeat” with an “intentionally unconstitutional ban on 99 percent of safe, legal abortion.”

Read More
%d bloggers like this: