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Judge temporarily blocks fetal heartbeat law

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According to the Des Moines Register, a judge temporarily blocked Iowa's fetal heartbeat law while a lawsuit is resolved.

It happened this morning at the Polk County Courthouse during a hearing for a temporary injunction of the law.

American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa (ACLU) is representing Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and the Emma Goldman Clinic in a lawsuit that hopes to repeal the abortion bill signed by Governor Reynolds last month. That bill bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected.

Governor Reynolds released a statement regarding the lawsuit, “We knew there would be a legal fight, but it’s a fight worth having to protect innocent life. We will be represented by the Thomas More Society at no cost to taxpayers.”

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