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    Iowa Legislature Passes Bill Banning Abortion After Heartbeat Detection

    In the wee hours of Wednesday, the Iowa legislature passed a bill that would ban abortion once an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detected, a measure that would become the most restrictive in the nation if signed by Governor Kim Reynolds (R).
    According to the Des Moines Register, “The bill requires physicians to conduct an abdominal ultrasound to test for a fetal heartbeat on any woman seeking an abortion. If that heartbeat is detected, a physician cannot perform an abortion.” That means, in essence, that abortion after the sixth week of pregnancy would be prohibited; Iowa already bans abortion after the 20th week.
    “A baby has become something we can throw away. This bill says it’s time to change the way we think about unborn life,” said Representative Sandy Salmon (R-Janesville).
    Getting the bill passed wasn’t easy. The Senate approved similar legislation earlier this year, but it stalled in the House of Representatives. “In an effort to force the House into action, Sen. Rick Bertrand, (R-Sioux City), said a group of Republican senators had threatened to withhold their votes on critical budget bills needed to end the 2018 legislative session,” reported the Register.
    With some rape and incest exceptions added to the bill, the House approved it around 11 p.m. Tuesday; all Democrats and six Republicans voted against it. About three hours later, the Senate passed it in a party-line vote.
    The bill now heads to Reynolds’ desk. While declaring herself “proud to be pro-life,” Reynolds declined to state whether she would sign the measure, saying she would have to “review it” before making a decision.

    More at: https://www.thenewamerican.com/cultu...beat-detection
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    Great news!
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    A significant win against the cult of death.
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    What happens when the woman travels to a neighboring state to get her abortion? Will she be prosecuted for murder?

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    Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Friday signed a law banning most abortions if a fetal heartbeat can be detected, or at around six weeks of pregnancy, marking the strictest abortion regulation in the nation — but setting the state up for a lengthy court fight.The Republican governor signed the legislation in her formal office at the state Capitol as protesters gathered outside chanting, "My body, my choice!" Reynolds acknowledged that the new law would likely face litigation that could put it on hold, but said: "This is bigger than just a law, this is about life, and I'm not going to back down."
    Reynolds signed the law surrounded by children from a local Christian school and children related to supporters.
    The ban, set to take effect on July 1, has moved Iowa to the front of a push among conservative statehouses jockeying to enact new restrictions on the medical procedure. Mississippi enacted a law earlier this year banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, but it's on hold after a court challenge.

    More at: https://www.yahoo.com/news/iowa-gove...182502671.html
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    Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) said Saturday that even though she has signed the nation’s strictest abortion ban into law, there is still more work ahead.
    “We know that our work is not done, that we must continue to work together to change the hearts and minds," Reynolds said, according to the Des Moines Register. “But I’ll tell you what, we’re not slowing down, we’re not going to stop. It’s a fight worth fighting."

    More at: http://thehill.com/homenews/state-wa...an-our-work-is
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    Alexis de Torqueville

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    Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller (D) says he will not defend the state's six-week abortion ban, considered the most restrictive in the nation, claiming the new law goes against his beliefs.
    In a letter to the state legislature Tuesday, Miller's office announced that he will not represent the state in challenges to the law from pro-abortion rights groups.
    "The disqualification is based on the Attorney General's determination that he could not zealously assert the state's position because of his core belief that the statute, if upheld, would undermine rights and protections for women," the letter says.

    More at: http://thehill.com/homenews/state-wa...e-abortion-ban
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