To the surprise of absolutely no one, Planned Parenthood and the ACLU have filed a lawsuit challenging a new state law they say is a “virtual ban” on all abortions in the state. The law approved by Republican legislators and signed by Republican Governor Kim Reynolds would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected.
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland president and C-E-O Suzanna de Baca says women will be forced to go out of state to get an abortion.
The groups first are seeking a court order to prevent the law from taking effect on July 1st. The lawsuit’s ultimate aim is to get Iowa’s Supreme Court to rule the law unconstitutional.