The Iowa Supreme Court has declined to remove the injunction against the 2018 law that would limit abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected. Abortion will remain legal up to 20 weeks of pregnancy. Maggie DeWitte of Pulse Life Advocates, formerly Iowa Right to Life, had this reaction to the decision.
DeWitte says the recent election the kept Republicans in control of all branches of state government showed Iowans support the bill.
There is the possibility that the governor could call a special session to pass the bill again.
DeWitte says the overturning of the U-S Supreme Court decision making abortion legal one year ago has opened the door to move forward, and they will continue to work on ending abortion.
Planned Parenthood was scheduled to have a news conference Friday afternoon to respond to the ruling.