“I believe that all innocent life is precious and sacred, and as governor, I pledged to do everything in my power to protect it,” the Republican governor said. “That is what I am doing today.”
The law becomes the most restrictive abortion measure in the country.
Extra security was called in at the Iowa Capitol as Reynolds invited supporters of the legislation into her office as she signed the bill into law, reports the Des Moines Register.
The law goes into effect July 1. It requires physicians to perform an ultrasound test for a fetal heartbeat on any woman seeking an abortion, and bars abortion if a heartbeat is detected.
Iowa Rep. Steve King (R) celebrated the new law on Twitter:
Heartbeat Protection Act is signed into law by Governor Kim Reynolds! The most protective antiabortionist law in the nation. Our babies lives are too precious to stop their beating hearts. https://t.co/8qBtC70rPt
Reynolds said she anticipated that lawsuits would be filed to stop the law from going into effect.
“I understand and anticipate that this will likely be challenged in court, and that courts may even put a hold on the law until it reaches the Supreme Court,” she said. “However, this is bigger than just a law. This is about life. I am not going to back down from who I am or what I believe in.”
Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said Friday they would file a lawsuit to stop the law from becoming effective:
BREAKING: Iowa’s governor just signed one of the most extreme abortion restrictions in the entire country, banning nearly all abortions in the state.
We will be suing with @PPact to block the law from taking effect.
“It’s shameful that when Planned Parenthood heard lawmakers were introducing legislation to ban abortion, we were outraged — but we weren’t surprised,” said Suzanna de Baca, president and chief executive officer of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, reports the Register. “But I think many of us still never expected that Governor Reynolds would so swiftly jump to sign a bill that is so clearly unconstitutional.”
Politics28 mins ago
Famous Artist Paints Masterpiece Of Trump… And What He’s Doing Is Simply Powerful
News29 mins ago
Amazing Photos Of Billy Graham’s House Show He Was A Humble Man To The Very End
News23 mins ago
Famous Artist Puts Nancy Pelosi In Her Place With Head-Turning Image
News26 mins ago
Trump Pulls Plug On VA Swamp… Fires 1,470 Gov. Employees To Save Veterans
News4 days ago
Liberal-Leaning Show That Mocked Christianity Gets Canceled
Breaking6 days ago
BREAKING: Sarah Sanders Plans To Leave White House
News7 days ago
LISTEN: Jim Acosta Caught Spewing Vulgar Language On Hot Mic During Summit
News7 days ago
Pelosi Calls Iran Deal “Masterpiece”… Then Trashes Trump Diplomacy With Kim Jong Un