Iowa’s abortion ban — the most restrictive in the country — was just struck down, and New York is working to protect women’s access to the procedure even if Roe v. Wade is overturned.
An Iowa district court struck down the incredibly restrictive law, which banned all forms of abortion after the moment a fetal heartbeat is detected; most women don’t even know that they are pregnant by the time a heartbeat can be registered.
The bill was signed into law last year by the state’s female governor, adding a little extra salt to the wound as well as to the legacy of women oppressing other women.
Many suspected that the bill was designed with the explicit intention of triggering a Supreme Court hearing with the hopes that Roe v. Wade would be overturned.
We will thankfully avoid that outcome — at least for now — which is incredibly important considering Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation clinched a conservative majority keen on restricting women’s rights.
In more positive news, the state of New York has approved legislation that would protect women’s access to abortion in the state even if Roe v. Wade is overturned, and eliminated abortion from the state penal code.
Iron Triangle Press continues to report on women’s reproductive rights.