Judge temporarily blocks Iowa's 'fetal heartbeat' abortion ban as court challenge continues

Jul 17, 2023 View Original Article
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48% : One of the questions in the current case is whether abortion merits additional protections under the Iowa Constitution.
41% : A Polk County judge has temporarily blocked Iowa's "fetal heartbeat" law as a court challenge plays out, meaning abortion is again legal in Iowa up to 20 weeks of pregnancy.
40% : Last year, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that there is not a fundamental constitutional right to abortion in Iowa, overturning a prior decision.
38% : The providers -- Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, the Emma Goldman Clinic and Dr. Sarah Traxler -- asked for the law to be temporarily blocked, saying it would irreparably harm Iowans.
38% : The governor tried unsuccessfully to revive it after state and federal court decisions last year rolled back protections for abortion, but the Iowa Supreme Court deadlocked 3-3 on the case in June, leaving the law blocked.
28% : Following the court defeat, Reynolds quickly called the special session and urged lawmakers to act again to restrict abortion.

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