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Nation's most restrictive abortion law is challenged in Iowa

Nation's most restrictive abortion law is challenged in Iowa”

The plan is to stop any organization that receives funding under the birth-control dispensing Title X Family Planning Program from either promoting abortion or being an abortion referral agency. That could be as soon as six weeks into a pregnancy which is before most women know their pregnant.

Anti-abortion advocates were particularly frustrated when Congress passed a spending bill earlier this year that left out a measure defunding Planned Parenthood after the GOP and Democrats negotiated a compromise to avoid a government shutdown.

Pro-life lawmakers expected the legal challenge, and expressed hopes that the law eventually could lead to the reversal of Roe v. Wade.

Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood and the ACLU blasted the law Tuesday during a press conference.

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller will not defend the state against lawsuits over the state's abortion ban.

Reynolds, who signed Iowa's ban earlier this month, said at a public event in Davenport that she felt "very confident" in defending the lawsuit, adding: "It's about life".

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The ACLU of Iowa is suing to block the law.

To survive a Supreme Court challenge, at least five of the court's nine judges would have to uphold the law.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday upheld a lower court's ruling that allowed racketeering and other claims by Planned Parenthood against the Center for Medical Progress to proceed. "Planned Parenthood is challenging this law because the Iowa Constitution is clear a woman has a right to access a safe and legal abortion".

"We're pleased with the promises President Trump has upheld, but we also need Congress to stay on top of this", Students for Life president Kristan Hawkins said.

The goal of the legislation is to prevent the deaths of thousands of unborn babies every year. "Getting a win on the pro-life side, even if it's regulatory rather than legislative, would be huge, and encourage people to come out and vote for the members who pushed for action on this", Kelly Marcum, who provides legislative advice for the evangelical-based Family Research Council, told The Hill. While the rationale behind the bill is noble, a number of pro-life leaders recognize that, for the present, such bills may create unintended consequences that could hamper the pro-life cause.



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