Iowa judge puts hold on Iowa's new fetal heartbeat abortion law

DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa's new fetal heartbeat abortion law has been stopped until a lawsuit against the law can be settled.

The new law bans abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

District Court Judge Michael Huppert heard arguments in Polk County Court an a request for an injunction.

American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa (ACLU) is representing Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and the Emma Goldman Clinic in a lawsuit that hopes to repeal the abortion bill that was signed into law by Governor Kim Reynolds last month.  

The ACLU said the law is unconstitutional and exceptions to the law for rape and incest are not realistic.

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