newsmoments.net
newsmoments.net May 27, 2018


Abortion outlawed in USA state of Iowa

05 May 2018, 06:15 | Simon Arnold

Pro-abortion activists demonstrate in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington DC Credit AFP

Pro-abortion activists demonstrate in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington DC

Similar bans approved in other states haven't gone into effect because they were challenged in court over their constitutionality. "I'm not going to back down from who I am or what I believe in".

Backers of the so-called heartbeat bill - which didn't get a single Democratic vote in the Legislature during final passage and included no votes by six Republicans - expressed hope it could challenge Roe vs. Wade, the landmark 1973 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that established women have a right to terminate pregnancies until a fetus is viable.

"I understand that not everyone will agree with this decision", Reynolds said.

Nonetheless, the measure wouldn't ban abortion after six weeks in all circumstances - some exemptions embrace cases of rape, incest, fetal abnormalities or to avoid wasting the mom's life.


The Republican governor signed the legislation in her formal office at the state capitol as protesters gathered outside chanting, "My body, my choice!"

"The ACLU of Iowa, along with Planned Parenthood, will not let this risky, unconstitutional law stand", said ACLU's Mark Stringer.

Jeanne Mancini, President of March for Life applauded Reynolds and said the law "will not only save lives", but also "reminds us that abortion stops a beating heart".

Gov. Kim Reynolds will sign the fetal heartbeat bill, Senate File 359 at 3 p.m.


Planned Parenthood is Iowa's largest provider of abortions but does not have a Sioux City office.

Planned Parenthood and the ACLU promised a lawsuit against Reynolds before she signed the bill, criticizing the governor for signing a bill they say is "so clearly unconstitutional". That didn't stop Planned Parenthood and its allies from rallying Friday morning across the street from the Capitol to promise to continue to fight for reproductive rights. "Iowa's fight, and it's on all of us to push back against these attacks on our lives, our bodies, our vehicle. our rights". "It is time for the Supreme Court to weigh in on the issue of life. This should be deeply concerning to anyone who believes women should be allowed to make decisions about their bodies and control their destinies, and we now look to the courts to defend our essential human rights".

However, supporters of the bill such as GOP state Sen.

Iowa's Republican-controlled Legislature approved the legislation earlier in the week.


"We thank Iowa for recognizing that every life is a gift and that personhood has inherent dignity from the moment of conception", she said.



Other News

Trending Now

One handed player goes in National Football League draft
Carroll said the intent is to start Griffin at weakside linebacker and let him use his speed in different areas on the field. Exactly the sort of player the Seahawks seem to find; they drafted his twin brother, Shaquill , out of UCF a year ago .

Stay TOONED: Jackson says "I'm out"
He would have been a great leader, ' Trump complained, noting that he, Obama and former President George W. Jon Tester's Democratic staff on the committee considering his nomination.

Coli illness linked to romaine lettuce identified in WA
Romaine lettuce is the only common ingredient identified among the salads eaten by those who got sick. Some indicators that people have E. coli include vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramps.

Here comes another sunny week — Portland weather Sunday
"A transition to milder temperatures begins Tuesday with summer-like warmth expected Wednesday through Friday ". Wednesday night , there is a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, according to the weather service.

Amazon will expand its Boston tech hub with 2000 new jobs
In January , it wrote, "By Amazon's choice, this is a public auction, so you should conduct this deal out in the open". Amazon's current Boston technology employees mostly work on Alexa, Amazon Web Services and Audible, the company said.

Chelsea stays in hunt for berth in Champions League
But Chelsea remain firm outsiders to make the Champions League next season - and Conte knows the reason why. We have an opportunity to finish in the top four.

Cong can not defeat BJP in Assembly elections in MP, says Amit Shah
The Union government has put on hold Karnataka government's proposal to approve an official flag for the state. Krishna Menon because of which General Thimayya had to resign from his post.

Burning Man Festival Co Founder Larry Harvey Dies At 70
Harvey died Saturday morning at a San Francisco hospital surrounded by family, according to Burning Man officials. That's when a skeletal five-story-tall wood and neon man-shaped statue, stuffed with fireworks, is set ablaze.

Arsenal's Alex Iwobi 'sad' at Arsene Wenger's imminent departure
The 68-year-old Frenchman announced that he would be stepping down at the end of the season after 22 years in charge last month.

Holy Shit, Police Might Have Arrested The Infamous Golden State Killer
Joseph James Deangelo , 72 appears in a booking photo provided by the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, April 25, 2018. She called police, who responded with in minutes and asked her to provide a detailed description of what she saw.