Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) on Friday signed Iowa’s new abortion ban into regulation, successfully outlawing most abortions after about six weeks of being pregnant.
The ban will take impact instantly, additional eroding abortion entry throughout the Midwest, the place it’s already extraordinarily restricted.
“I’ve by no means been prouder to signal a invoice into regulation,” Reynolds mentioned whereas signing the invoice on the Household Management Summit in Iowa.
The GOP-led state legislature handed the ban earlier this week after an all-day particular session, and the regulation is already going through a authorized problem.
Deliberate Parenthood of the Heartland, the Emma Goldman Clinic and the ACLU of Iowa filed a lawsuit in district court docket lower than 12 hours after the invoice handed on Tuesday.
The state handed a virtually an identical model of the regulation in 2018, but it surely was halted by a court docket as a result of Roe v. Wade was nonetheless in impact. Final month, the state Supreme Courtroom deadlocked 3-3 on whether or not to let the regulation take impact.
Abortion is banned in nearly all circumstances within the neighboring states of Missouri, South Dakota and Wisconsin, although the Wisconsin regulation is being challenged.
The Iowa regulation bans abortion after an ultrasound detects of fetal cardiac exercise, which is often round six weeks of being pregnant. It incorporates restricted exceptions for the life and well being of the girl in addition to exceptions for sure survivors of rape and incest, as long as the circumstances are reported to regulation enforcement authorities. It additionally has exceptions for fetal abnormalities which can be “incompatible with life.”
Reynolds signed the invoice on the Household Management Summit, the place former Fox Information host Tucker Carlson was interviewing a number of 2024 GOP candidates together with Sen. Tim Scott (S.C.), Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former Vice President Mike Pence, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy and former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson.
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