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DAVENPORT, IOWA - OCTOBER 31: Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks at a campaign event on October 31, 2020 in Davenport, Iowa (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)Mario Tama/Getty Images

DES MOINES, Iowa (LifeSiteNews) ­­– Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed legislation banning males who claim to be female from competing in women’s and girls’ school sports, making Iowa the eleventh state to enact such a law.

The Republican governor signed the bill at a ceremony Thursday, calling the measure “a victory for girls’ sports in Iowa.”

“No amount of talent, training or effort can make up for the natural physical advantages males have over females. It’s simply a reality of human biology,” said Reynolds. “Forcing females to compete against males is the opposite of inclusivity and it’s absolutely unfair.”

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Joe Biden’s pick to replace the retiring Justice Stephen Breyer on the U.S. Supreme Court is abortion defender D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first black woman nominated to the nation's highest court ever.

By choosing Brown Jackson, Biden is fulfilling two campaign promises at the same time: first, to use every tool at his disposal to defend and promote the killing of the most innocent; and, second, to make the nation’s highest court more "diverse."

Of course, Biden could have achieved "diversity" by different means (and, as a "Catholic," he should have), but, as throughout the rest of tenure in office, he has chosen to pursue the deadly path of promoting abortion.

And, make no mistake: Planned Parenthood and NARAL are ecstatic about Brown Jackson.

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Carrie Severino, president of the pro-life Judicial Crisis Network, warned of an imminent free speech threat, stating that in her "buffer-zone" amicus brief, Brown Jackson "repeatedly disparaged the peaceful and often prayerful clinic protesters as engaging in ‘in-your-face’ and ‘chaotic’ activity that somehow fell short of ‘pure speech.’"

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But, the country's top abortion groups are celebrating Brown Jackson’s appointment.

Planned Parenthood CEO Alexis McGill Johnson wrote in a tweet addressed to Jackson: "We can’t wait to see the fantastic work you will do and will be here to support you along the way,"

And, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Mini Timmaraju agreed.

"Judge Jackson … has a demonstrated record of defending and upholding our constitutional rights and fundamental freedoms — including reproductive freedom," Timmaraju said. "We are confident that she will be a voice for justice, equity, and freedom on the Court in the decades to come."

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The governor’s office noted that the bill, HF 2416, protects girls’ sports “at all school levels, including high school and collegiate levels in Iowa.”

HF 2416 requires sports and athletic events sponsored or sanctioned by public or private schools, including colleges affiliated with the NCAA or NAIA, to be designated as female, male, or co-ed. Athletes may only compete according to their biological sex, as documented by a birth certificate issued at or around the time of birth.

“Only female students, based on their sex, may participate in any team, sort, or athletic event designated as being for females, women, or girls,” the bill states.

Under the bill, students who suffer “direct or indirect harms” as a result of having to compete against a member of the opposite sex can sue schools or other educational organizations for damages. Students can also bring civil action if they face retaliation for reporting a violation.

“As a woman, a mother of three daughters, and now a grandmother of three young girls, it worries me that this bill is needed at all,” Reynolds said Thursday. “It’s hard to imagine how anyone who cares about the rights of women and girls could support anything less.”

HF 2416 passed along party lines and takes effect immediately.

Ten other states, including Florida, Texas, and Tennessee, have enacted similar laws in the past two years. In South Dakota, Gov. Kristi Noem signed sports fairness legislation into law last month.

The issue has sparked national outrage as males who say that they identify as “transgender,” backed by pro-LGBT athletic associations like the NCAA, have taken dozens of athletic opportunities and championship titles from female athletes across the country in recent years.

Men significantly outpace females in athletic competitions due to inborn physical advantages, regardless of the use of transgender hormones,  studies have found.

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