Ohio Judge Rejects ‘Fetal Heartbeat’ Law, Denying Life to In-Utero Persons

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The Daily Mail – A state judge on Tuesday struck down Iowa’s ‘fetal heartbeat’ law which would have been the most restrictive anti-abortion law in the nation. Judge Michael Huppert found the law unconstitutional, based on earlier decisions from the Iowa Supreme Court that affirm a woman’s fundamental right to an abortion.

He also cited several cases in federal court, including decisions in 2015 and 2016 in the 8th US Circuit Court of Appeals that indicated such abortion laws were unconstitutional.

The state legislature passed the now defunct law last year and Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed it, but because of immediate legal challenges it never took effect.

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