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Iowa's abortion ban "Fetal Heartbeat" declared unconstitutional



The Iowa law "Fetal Heartbeat", the most restrictive abortion ban in the United States, was declared unconstitutional on Tuesday, as it violated the Constitution of Iowa, a state judge ruled a judge in May 2018 banned the procedure after a fetal Heartbeat was discovered, often after six weeks and before a woman realized she was pregnant.

In the judgment published online, District Judge Michael Huppert wrote: "It is undisputed that such a heart muscle is present. The activity is detectable long before the survival of the fetus. "

An off-weanling fetus, usually after 24 weeks, is widely regarded as a threshold in the United States for banning abortion.

The district court ruling is a victory for supporters of abortion rights, but anti-abortionists have agreed to lead the fight before the Iowa appeals courts, the Des Moines Register and other media reported.

Legislative ation aims at Roe v. Wade, challenged by the 1

973 US Supreme Court landmark ruling found that women have a constitutional right to abortion. Activists on both sides of the topic previously told Reuters.

  Protesters gather outside Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds' office on May 4, 2018 at the State House in Des Moines.


AP Photo / Charlie Neibergall

Protesters gather in front of Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds's government seat on May 4, 2018, at the State House in Des Moines.

Senate of Iowa, Senator Janet Petersen of Des Moines, chairman of the Democrats in the Senate of Iowa, praised the verdict.

"The extreme law should have been lifted because it limited the freedom of Iowa women and girls for their bodies, and it forced them to motherhood," she told the registry. "The governor and legislative republicans should stop attacking women's health care."

The proponents of the law had expected a long legal battle.

The ultimate goal, anti-abortion, has plagued several media to bring the case to trial US Supreme Court, which has become more conservative under President Donald Trump.

When the Law of Iowa was passed, Republican Senator Rick Bertand of Sioux City told Reuters, "We have created the opportunity to meet Roe v. Wade to make a run – 100 percent. "


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