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Casey Dawson
May 6, 2018

Reynolds acknowledged that the new law would likely face litigation that could put it on hold, but said: "This is bigger than just a law, this is about life, and I'm not going to back down".

The state legislature approved the bill Wednesday after heated debate.

The law can be circumvented only in cases, if the pregnancy is life threatening for the woman, and if conception of a child occurred as a result of rape.

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. MS passed a law earlier this year banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, but it's on hold after a court challenge.

Iowa's Republican-controlled legislature passed the legislation earlier this week.

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The amendment is opposed by the government and can be overturned in parliament's lower chamber, where May has a slim majority.

"We have stomped on women's rights to make their own healthcare decision, and in my opinion, it is being used as a bargaining chip to shut the place down", Representative Jo Oldson (D-Iowa) says. As of May 3, they're also pushing forward with a bill that will make it much more hard for Planned Parenthood to help promote sexual education.

The bill would require abortion practitioners to test for the unborn baby's heartbeat before performing an abortion. Those who find themselves pregnant because of incest would have a period of 140 days to report the situation in order to be allowed an abortion.

The new law doesn't go into effect until July 1, so there are nearly two months for Planned Parenthood and the ACLU to file legal motions. In Ohio, anti-choice lawmakers introduced a total ban on abortion and proposed to charge with murder - a crime punishable by the death penalty in the state - both physicians who provide abortion care and women who undergo the procedure. "This bill will be the vehicle that will ultimately provide change and provide the opportunity to overturn Roe v. Wade", he said.

Some Iowa Republican lawmakers hope that the legislation is eventually taken up by the Supreme Court as part of an effort to challenge Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion nationwide.

A similar fate befell Kentucky's new ban on second-trimester abortions. In a statement provided to Teen Vogue, Dawn Laguens, Executive Vice President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America explained: "Politicians in Iowa are hell bent on controlling women's bodies, taking away our rights, and blocking access to health care". "Now is the time for us to unite and fight for every person's right to access the care they need". "She is following through on her pledge to the people of Iowa that she is 100 percent pro-life". Gov. Reynolds, we'll see you in court.

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