The law has been described as the country's most restrictive abortion ban, and the "the heartbeat bill" had already courted controversy when it was passed by the Republican-led legislature in Iowa, on Thursday. Reynolds said in a press release following the signing of the bill.
"With this bill, we make Iowa one of the safest places for the baby in the womb in the entire nation", Representative Sandy Salmon (R-Iowa) says. Final bills now head to Gov. GOP Kim Reynolds, who has roughly a month to review them.
Francine Thompson, the co-director of the Emma Goldman Clinic of Iowa City said she was not surprised by the signing, but she was disappointed and disgusted by Reynolds, noting she believes it is an extreme and intrusive bill. Most pregnancies exhibit a heartbeat for the baby as early as six weeks. According to USA Today, the law will require all physicians to conduct an ultrasound on any person seeking an abortion in the state of Iowa; if a fetal heartbeat is detected, the physician would be prohibited from performing the procedure.
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Also puzzling is why the White House didn't announce in advance that the planting last week was a purely symbolic event. Meanwhile, Huffington Post quotes an unnamed official at the Elysée Palace, who said the tree is under quarantine.
The ban's backers predicted it would trigger a legal battle ultimately resulting in the U.S. Supreme Court overturning the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling establishing that women have the constitutional right to have an abortion.
Schwager noted there are more options for those going through with an unwanted pregnancy besides abortion, including going to "life-affirming care centers" in the state and adoption. "However, this is bigger than just a law. 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". "She is following through on her pledge to the people of Iowa that she is 100 percent pro-life".
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The five-time tour victor has just one top-25 finish this season, coming a few weeks ago at the Valero Texas Open. Wise, the NCAA champion from OR two years ago, pulled his approach left of the 18th green.
"As a 66-year-old woman, I feel very strongly that women have a right to their own body decisions", she said.
Suzanna de Baca, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, said in a statement that the organization will "challenge this law with absolutely everything we have on behalf of our patients because Iowa will not go back".
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However, this accident comes not long after an Uber self-driving auto infamously struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona. He said the vehicle was traveling westbound as it approached an intersection and the Honda sedan was traveling eastbound.
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