Iowa GOP Gov. Reynolds signs 24-hour waiting period abortion law amid court challenge.
'I am proud to stand up for the sanctity of every human life,' she said.
03:52Planned Parenthood claims in a lawsuit filed last week that the bill is unconstitutional in the way it was passed in the middle of the night without public debate. The group argues that the bill also violates the due process and equal protection rights of women seeking an abortion, much like a 72-hour waiting period law the Iowa Supreme Court
struck down in 2018.“The situation feels like Groundhog Day because we were here only three years ago seeking the same emergency relief and litigating a mandatory delay law that was indistinguishable from this one,” said Alice Clapman, lawyer for Planned Parenthood.
The court in that ruling found not only that the waiting period law violated the constitutional rights of women but that the Iowa Constitution guarantees women the right to control their own bodies, which includes seeking an abortion.Planned Parenthood is asking Judge Mitchell Turner to issue an injunction preventing the newly signed law from being enforced until a trial can be held to determine whether it’s constitutional.
Turner pushed the state’s lawyers to explain how Iowans’ due process rights were met considering the Iowa House amended an unrelated law at 11 p.m. on a Saturday night, and the Iowa Senate than gavefinal passageat 5 a.m. Sunday.“Isn’t the hallmark of due process the notion that people require notice and that the citizenry has a right to know what their legislatures are voting on? How does this not fly in the face of due process?” Turner asked.
Thomas Ogden, an assistant attorney general, said there’s nothing wrong with hurriedly passing legislation overnight. Read more: NBC News »
Despicable. Women's right. Unfair burden. But no concerns for the lives of the thousands of workers at meat packing plants in her state. The GOP war on women kicks into overdrive.
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