“Iowa finally succeeded in passing life-saving legislation that bans painful late-term abortions”
May 5, 2017
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad today signed a bill to protect unborn babies from painful, late-term abortions.
The bill would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks on unborn babies who are capable of feeling pain; exceptions would be allowed to save the mother’s life. It will require women to wait 72 hours between informed consent counseling and the abortion.
Jenifer Bowen, a spokeswoman for Iowa Right to Life, celebrated the news as a victory for unborn babies.
“After a years-long battle to gain a pro-life Senate, Iowa finally succeeded in passing life-saving legislation that bans painful late-term abortions,” said Jenifer Bowen, president of Life Right Action. “Our state was previously one of the most permissive on abortion, allowing abortion on-demand well beyond five months, more than halfway through pregnancy.”
The United States is one of only seven nations to allow abortion on-demand more than halfway through pregnancy. (LifeNews)
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