After a 15-hour special session at the statehouse, the Republican-led legislature has passed a ban on most abortions in Iowa. Radio Iowa’s O. Kay Henderson reports.
The bill passed the House a couple of hours earlier on a 56 to 34 vote. Two House Republicans who support a ban on all abortions voted against the bill and one Republican senator voted no. All other Republicans present voted for it. Planned Parenthood officials have said they intend to challenge the law in court, so there may be another drawn out legal battle before the fate of the law is known.