Iowa Judge Upholds 72-Hour Waiting Period Before Abortion
By Fr. Mark Hodges October 3, 2017 (LifeSiteNews.com)
Planned Parenthood lost its bid to stop Iowa’s pro-life waiting period law.
District Court Judge Jeffrey Farrell turned down the abortion giant in its request for a permanent injunction blocking the law, which requires mothers to consider what they’re doing for 72 hours before getting an abortion.
In doing so, Farrell ruled that pro-life waiting period laws are constitutional.
The law, which then-Gov. Terry Branstad signed in May before he became Ambassador to China, also bans abortions on pain-capable pre-borns after 20 weeks’ gestation. It also requires an ultrasound to accurately determine gestational age and gives women the choice of seeing and/or hearing the ultrasound.
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