In Iowa, Republican Governor Kim Reynolds has said she will not appeal a court’s ruling last month blocking a highly restrictive so-called fetal heartbeat law. The Iowa law would have banned abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected—something that typically happens just six weeks into a pregnancy and before many women even realize they’re pregnant. The law was widely seen as an attempt to challenge the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling at the Supreme Court.
Iowa Will Not Appeal Ruling on “Fetal Heartbeat” Law
HeadlineFeb 19, 2019