Iowa’s governor has banned all abortion in the state. Governor Kim Reynolds signed legislation to ban all abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected. “I believe that all innocent life is precious and sacred, and as governor, I pledged to do everything in my power to protect it. That is what I am doing today,” Reynolds said. According to USA Today, the bill was reportedly signed under tight security in the Iowa Capital.
The law will go into effect on July 1 if it gets the final approval and the court doesn’t stop it. According to USA Today, “the law will require physicians to conduct an abdominal ultrasound to test for a fetal heartbeat on any woman seeking an abortion. If a heartbeat is detected, a physician cannot perform an abortion.” The law will be called the “fetal heartbeat law.”
According to the report, “a fetal heartbeat can be detected about six weeks into a pregnancy and often before a woman realizes she’s pregnant.” Read more about this story on USA Today here.
If passed, this law will be the most restrictive abortion ban in the country. Which opposition do you think aligns more with the “American values?” 75% of people believe pro-life aligns more with our values, while 25% of people think pro-choice aligns more.
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