Iowa Governorette Wimps Out on Heartbeat Appeal

In a reversal from her vow last year, Iowa’s Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Monday she would not be appealing a ruling that struck down the state’s contentious heartbeat abortion ban to the Iowa Supreme Court. Last May, Reynolds signed into law a bill that would ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected (starting between 6-8 weeks), with exceptions for rape, incest, fetal abnormalities, and threats to a mother’s life. Planned Parenthood immediately moved to challenge it in court, while pro-life activist Rebecca Kiessling launched her own challenge to get the law’s exceptions removed. Read More

In a reversal from her vow last year, Iowa’s Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds announced she would not be appealing a ruling that struck down the state’s contentious heartbeat abortion ban to the Iowa Supreme Court. Last May, Reynolds signed into law a bill that would ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected (starting between 6-8 weeks), with exceptions for rape, incest, fetal abnormalities, and threats to a mother’s life. Planned Parenthood immediately moved to challenge it in court, while pro-life activist Rebecca Kiessling launched her own challenge to get the law’s exceptions removed. Read More



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