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DES MOINES (LifeSiteNews) – An Iowa law requiring women wait 24 hours for an abortion is now enforceable across the state.
On June 17, the Iowa Supreme Court reversed a 2018 decision that found a “fundamental right” to abortion in the Iowa Constitution and allowed the 24-hour waiting period law to take effect, as reported by Iowa Public Radio.
“The 24-hour waiting period means that before a woman can seek an abortion in the state of Iowa, (she) must be informed about some of the consequences of abortion, some of the potential side effects and thinking about what it would mean to carry through a pregnancy,” University of Iowa Law Professor Derek Muller said.
“Then after that informational meeting, there has to be at least a 24-hour waiting period before seeking out the abortion,” he added.
The law, which is enforceable as of Monday, requires that women receive an ultrasound, have the choice to see a picture of their child in the womb, hear a description of the image, and hear their baby’s heartbeat.
The second appointment to abort the baby must be scheduled at least 24 hours later. Currently, Iowa bans abortions after 20 weeks, with exceptions to save a mother’s life.
30+ powerful big-box, Big Tech, and mainstream media companies are targeting their young female employees by offering abortion travel “benefits” to new mothers — to kill their children for the sake of corporate profit and productivity!
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Starbucks said it would reimburse travel expenses for employees who need abortions and cannot get them within 100 miles of their homes. In a memo on Monday, the company said it wanted to ensure that its employees had “access to quality health care.” https://t.co/PI1Yg2xKTx— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 16, 2022
Amazon says it will pay up to $4,000 in travel expenses annually for non-life threatening medical treatments including abortions, according to a message seen by Reuters. https://t.co/9M4Dtdzb4X— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 3, 2022
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BuzzFeed – Jonah Peretti
Cigna Health Insurance – David Cordani
Citigroup – Jane Fraser
CNN – Chris Licht
Comcast – Brian Roberts
Condé Nast – Roger Lynch
CVS Health – Karen Lynch
Dick’s Sporting Goods – Lauren Hobart
Goldman Sachs – David Solomon
Hewlett-Packard – Enrique Lores
JPMorgan Chase – Jamie Dimon
Kroger – Rodney McMullen
New York Times – Meredith Kopit Levien
Lyft – Logan Green
MasterCard – Michael Miebach
Meta/Facebook - Mark Zuckerberg
Microsoft – Satya Nadella
Paramount – Brian Robbins
Patagonia – Jenna Johnson
PayPal – Dan Schulman
Procter & Gamble – Jon Moeller
Salesforce – Marc Benioff
Starbucks – Kevin Johnson
Target – Brian Cornell
Tesla, Inc. – Elon Musk
Uber – Dara Khosrowshahi
Vox Media – Jim Bankoff
Disney – Bob Chapek
Yelp – Jeremy Stoppelman
Zillow – Rich Barton
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The 2020 waiting period law was struck down last year, as District Court Judge Mitchell Turner ruled it was unconstitutional, citing pro-abortion judicial precedent and state legislative procedure.
Iowa Supreme Court refused Gov. Kim Reynolds’ request to rehear the case earlier this month, but sent it back to Turner to consider a new standard of review for Iowa’s abortion regulations, according to Iowa Public Radio.
According to a press release, Reynolds also plans to “request that the Iowa courts lift the injunction against enforcement of Iowa’s fetal heartbeat law.”
In 2018, Iowa Supreme Court declared that there is a “right” to abortion in the state constitution, blocking many pro-life laws in the state. However, the Iowa Supreme Court overturned the decision last month, ruling that there is no “right to an abortion” in the Iowa Constitution.
Many U.S. states have outlawed abortion in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, largely owing to “trigger laws” set up in anticipation of the historic decision.
Approximately ten states have totally banned abortions while many others have drastically limited access to abortion as more states follow suit. As LifeSiteNews reported, clinics have ceased abortions in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Abortions initially stopped in Kentucky, Utah, and Louisiana but have resumed due to recent court orders.
Meanwhile, pro-life pregnancy centers and Catholic churches have faced violence, vandalism and even arson in the wake of the pro-life ruling. The violence appears to have no clear end in sight, with the Department of Homeland Security predicting that terrorist attacks could continue “for weeks” after the Supreme Court’s overturn of Roe v. Wade.