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Landmark: Iowa Passes Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban

The Iowa legislature just passed the most aggressive abortion restriction measure in the country this week by banning abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected.

The bill’s proponents are aiming at a direct assault on Roe v. Wade in hopes of gutting its effect short of the Supreme Court overturning it.

The bill awaits a signature or veto from pro-life Gov. Kim Reynolds.

Though, if signed into law, it will almost certainly be challenged in federal court.

Regardless, the issue keeps alive the pending question concerning SCOTUS Justice Kennedy and whether rumors of his retirement this summer are accurate.

If so, it’ll undoubtedly set up the most epic nomination fight in the history of the country.

And Roe v. Wade hangs in the balance.

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Legislators in the state of Iowa have passed a bill aiming to limit the window on when a woman can have an abortion.

Reuters:

Iowa’s Republican-controlled legislature passed the most restrictive abortion ban in the United States on Wednesday, outlawing the procedure after a fetal heartbeat is detected, often at six weeks and before a woman realizes she is pregnant.

The Senate voted 29-17 to pass the House of Representatives-approved bill, according to the legislature’s online voting tallies. The bill now goes to Republican Governor Kim Reynolds, an abortion opponent, who has not said publicly whether she will sign it into law.

It’s indicative of how far America has gone to the dark side of the abortion issue that suggesting that a human heartbeat be considered as a sign of life and, you know, humanity needs to be passed into law.

Pro-life advocates can take some measure of comfort in the fact that state-level Republicans haven’t abandoned their cause. The GOP at the national level continues to not only include taxpayer funding for the biggest abortion mill in America — Planned Parenthood — but continues offering weak excuses as to why it has to do so.

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