Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed an awesomely restricted abortion bill into law on Friday, banning most abortions.
The new legislation bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat has been detected, at about six weeks into the pregnancy. Exceptions are made only in the case of rape, incest, and medical emergencies.
“I understand that not everyone will agree with this decision,” Reynolds said in a written statement. “But if death is determined when a heart stops beating, then doesn’t a beating heart indicate life? For me, it is immoral to stop an innocent beating heart.”
The legislation was supported by the majority of Iowa lawmakers, and Iowa Senator Joni Ernst tweeted, “Glad to see Iowa leading the way and standing up for the most vulnerable in our society, the unborn. Thank you @IAGovernor for taking this important step forward in protecting life.”
Not one single Democrat voted for the bill.
“This unconstitutional bill is nothing but a thinly veiled attack on Iowa women’s most basic rights and freedoms — every woman deserves the fundamental right to make decisions about her own body with her doctor,” Democratic National Committee women’s media director Elizabeth Renda said in a written statement.
Well it’s a good thing Ms. Renda that this is up to Iowa and not the crooked bureaucrats in Washington, D.C.