teknolojiarsivi.com
teknolojiarsivi.com May 27, 2018


Iowa governor indicators fetal 'heartbeat invoice' into legislation

05 May 2018, 06:15 | Floyd Cook

Iowa governor signs 'heartbeat' bill banning most abortions

Iowa Governor Signs Bill to Ban All Abortions After an Unborn Baby's Heartbeat Begins

Kim Reynolds signed the country's most restrictive abortion law Friday, banning the procedure after six weeks.

As reported by the Associated Press, Reynolds, a Republican, signed the legislation in her office at the Iowa Capitol, as demonstrators outside shouted "My body, my choice!"

"However, this is bigger than just a law; this is about life. This new unconstitutional law shows that Reynolds cares more about the extreme political special interests that fund her campaign than about the rights of women in our state".

"I understand and anticipate that this will likely be challenged in court", Republican Governor Kim Reynolds said in a statement after the signing.

The Iowa law provides for some exemptions that allow abortions during a later pregnancy stage to save a pregnant woman's life or in some cases of rape and incest.

But Maggie DeWitte, executive director of the Iowans for Life, an anti-abortion group, praised the governor. "She is following through on her pledge to the people of Iowa that she is 100 per cent pro-life".

Reynolds' signature came shortly after state Planned Parenthood affiliates and the left-wing American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) threatened a lawsuit to block the law's enforcement, CBS News reports.


"This is about life and I believe life is life, whether it's inside the womb or outside the womb", Reynolds said at the signing ceremony.

If this bill is taken to the Supreme Court, it could potentially force the justices to reconsider the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that established a constitutional right to abortion. Conservatives say an influx of right-leaning judicial appointments under President Donald Trump could make it a possibility.

The legislation would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which is around six weeks of pregnancy. The Daily Iowan previously reported that University of Iowa constitutional-law Professor Paul Gowder said the bill will nearly certainly not survive a court challenge.

The Iowa House narrowly approved the controversial bill 51-46 earlier in the week and the Senate passed it by a vote of 29-17.

"It's ridiculous that our government can govern women's bodies", she said.

Beth Wessel-Koreschell, a Democratic legislator, countered that lawmakers believe "they know more than the medical experts on what is good medical practice". 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. One of them was Georgia Jecklin, a retired teacher who drove in from Davenport.



Other News

Trending Now

Cricket Australia releases itinerary for home series against India
India make the trip to play in all three formats, while Sri Lanka arrive for a two-Test series. The tour will kick off in Australia from November 21 and will start with T20 clashes.

New UK interior minister vows to resolve immigration scandal
Penny Mordaunt has missed out on becoming the new home secretary after the shock resignation of Amber Rudd last night. It's also notoriously known as something of a political minefield - May's six-year survival there being an exception.

'Busy' Trump admits he didn't get wife much for her birthday
The first lady planned Tuesday's state dinner for the president of France. Justifying that, he added, "You know, I'm very busy". "I got her a handsome card, lovely flowers".

Telstra outage that stopped triple-0 calls causes EFTPOS chaos
The intermittent issue with Triple Zero (000) is also affecting the Tasmania Fire Service monitored fire alarm system. A Telstra spokesperson said the cable was repaired shortly after 9am WA time and services were returning to normal.

Trump says he'll build USA embassy in Jerusalem on the cheap
U.S. ambassador to Israel David Friedman allegedly told the president that the embassy move could be done for a mere $150,000. I can take a corner of the building, and for Dollars 150,000, we can fix it up, make it attractive , open our embassy .

Google Doodle celebrates International Workers' Day 2018
How do you plan to show gratitude to your workforce? This day is dedicated to all those workers who work very hard whole year. Celebrations were held at the Triplicane Beach and also at the beach opposite Madras High Court.

Amazon Boston Expansion: Does This Mean New HQ Will Be in Boston?
More than 6,000 people now work for Amazon in Canada, including 1,000 researchers and engineers in Vancouver at several sites. The company expects to have approximately 5,000 employees in Vancouver in the near future, GeekWire reports .

Dwyane Wade's future up in air after playoff revival
However, his shortcomings were on full display in the playoffs. "Each day that he's been back, I've just been trying to enjoy it". He's also been selected to 12 All-Star teams and has been named the Finals MVP once.

Modiji, people are laughing at you, says Rahul Gandhi in Shiggaon
Continuing his tirade against the PM, Siddaramaiah asked him to talk about something that was relevant to the people of Karnataka. He also accused the top Congress leadership of auctioning tickets, party positions and even the chief minister's post.

James Says No Hard Feelings Against Real Madrid Ahead Of Second Leg
Real Madrid will counter hard, but this is where you need to trust your defensive players to track back and do their job. No wonder he nurses the idea that Madrid would be a more rewarding stage for him to play out the rest of his peak years.