Iowa Bans All Abortions After Point of Detection of Fetal Heartbeat

05 May, 2018, 13:20 | Author: Myra Gill
  • Abortion

The Chicago Tribune adds that more than 100 pro-abortion protesters gathered outside the state Capital to condemn the legislation on Friday, and some even left coat hangers, a symbol of a popular myth about illegal abortions before Roe v. Wade, by the desks of Reynolds' staffers.

Extra security was called in at the Iowa Capitol as Reynolds invited supporters of the legislation into her office as she signed the bill into law, reports the Des Moines Register.

The State House passed the legislation on Tuesday night with a 51-46 vote, Iowa Public Radio reported.

Neither ban is likely to go into effect without facing a legal challenge - but players on both sides of the abortion debate say that is largely the point.

"We may disagree, and we clearly do disagree, on this issue", Democratic Rep. Beth Wessel-Kroeschell said, according to Fox.

The bill puts Iowa, a mostly rural state in the midwest that famously swings in elections, in the forefront of restricting abortions.

The new law does contain exceptions for cases where the life of the mother is at risk and in cases of rape and incest, but the rape and incest exceptions are severely restricted.

Law makers in Iowa this week handed out the alleged "heart-beat expenses" which would prohibit abortion the moment a fetal heartbeat can be detected, or about throughout the week of maternity. "Instead, we will protect the fundamental right of Iowa women to control their bodies and their lives". Acknowledging this, Reynolds said that her actions on Friday were "bigger than just a law", and that she will not be backing down.

State GOP lawmakers signed the "beating heart" abortion ban this week with no Democrats voting for it.

Abortion opponents aim to land abortion questions back in front of the nation's top court, where they believe the 5-4 conservative majority could sharply curtail abortion access or ban it outright.

"I am here to tell Governor Reynolds, we will see you in court", Planned Parenthood of the Heartland president Suzanna de Baca said.

Abortion rates have declined nationwide in the last years, but research has found the procedure is still fairly common: About one in four women will have an abortion by the age of 45.

Reynolds said in a statement that she recognizes the controversy, and expects lawsuits to follow.

"This new unconstitutional law shows that Reynolds cares more about the extreme political special interests that fund her campaign than about the rights of women in our state".



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