Governor Kim Reynolds has signed a bill into law that will ban most abortions in Iowa.
Reynolds signed the bill on stage at The Family Leader’s Summit in Des Moines. The crowd of two-thousand evangelical Christians at the event stood as she put her signature on the document and cheered her along with the Republican lawmakers who joined her on stage.
The legislation bans most abortions after about the sixth week of pregnancy, with exceptions for rape, incest, and certain medical conditions.
Earlier this (Friday) afternoon, an attorney for two Iowa abortion providers asked a judge to at least temporarily block the law from going into effect. Peter Im said abortion is time-sensitive care and even slight delays can be significant for patients. An attorney for the State of Iowa says that he ignores the unborn patient.