Iowa Lawmakers Approve Near Total Ban On Abortion

ABC New reports:

The Iowa Legislature on Tuesday night passed legislation that would restrict abortion, now sending the bill to Gov. Kim Reynolds after 14 hours of committee meetings and testimony from the public. Lawmakers kicked off a special session Tuesday morning with the “sole purpose” of passing the legislation.

“The Iowa Supreme Court questioned whether this legislature would pass the same law they did in 2018, and today they have a clear answer,” Gov. Reynolds said in a statement, announcing her plans to sign the bill on Friday, the day she is set to speak at Family Leadership Summit, a conference hosted by evangelical Christian conservative Bob Vander Plaats’ group, the Family Leader.

It comes less than a month after the state’s Supreme Court was deadlocked on whether a lower court’s injunction of a six-week abortion ban should be dissolved, leaving the procedure legal in Iowa.

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Family Leader is an anti-LGBTQ hate group.