(Des Moines, IA) -- A motion has been filed to lift the injunction against Iowa's fetal heartbeat bill. The Iowa Legislature passed a law in 2018 outlawing abortion at six weeks. A Polk County judge enjoined that law, prohibiting it from being enforced- based on an Iowa Supreme Court ruling. That ruling has since been overruled. Governor Kim Reynolds is now asking the district court to lift the injunction, and allow the heartbeat law to go into effect.
“The historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe has given us a new hope and pathway forward to challenge the Iowa court’s previous decision,” said Gov. Reynolds. “Life and death are determined by a person’s heartbeat, and I believe that includes our unborn children. As long as I’m Governor, I will stand up for the sanctity of life and fight to protect the precious and innocent unborn lives.”
Reynolds is being represented by Alliance Defending Freedom and Iowa attorney Alan Ostergren.