State justices foil plan to protect babies

Posted BY: Jasmine | NwoReport

The Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday in a much-anticipated decision that it would not reinstate a law that would ban most abortions in the state.

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In 2019, a district court blocked a law that would have barred most abortions in Iowa after a heartbeat is detected, but following the overturning of Roe v Wade in 2022, Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds petitioned the court to reinstate the law, according to the Associate Press. The court, in a 3-3 ruling, failed to reach a majority on Reynold’s petition just days before the anniversary of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Center decision, according to the opinion.

The ruling leaves the current law banning abortions before 20 weeks of pregnancy in effect.

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