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How Would U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe Ruling Impact Iowa?

DES MOINES, IA (Radio Iowa) How would a decision from the United States Supreme Court overturning Roe v Wade impact Iowa law on abortion?

In 2018, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that Iowa women have a fundamental right to an abortion under the STATE constitution. It means THAT ruling would have to be overturned before any IOWA law could be enacted to restrict access to abortion. That’s exactly what Republican Governor Kim Reynolds has asked the Iowa Supreme Court to do in 2022. Reynolds has appointed a majority of the justices on the Iowa Supreme Court. The Iowa court is due to soon rule whether a law can take effect that would ban abortions in Iowa after the sixth week of a pregnancy.

Critics say that’s effectively a ban on all abortions, as few women know or have confirmed by week six that they’re pregnant. In a tweet late this (Tuesday) morning, Governor Reynolds said the mission remains as clear as it has ever been — to defend the most important freedom there is: the right to life. Reynolds is among 11 Republican governors who filed a brief calling on the court to overturn Roe v Wade.



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