Gov. Kim Reynolds Signs Iowa Heartbeat Protection Act into Law


May 4, 2018
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Bold Pro-life Action Taken by Iowa State Legislature Reflects Growing National Pro-life Sentiment

Washington, D.C. –  Today, Governor Kim Reynolds signed into law the Heartbeat Protection Act after the bill cleared the Iowa House of Representatives 51-46, and the Senate 29-17, earlier this week. This legislation bans abortion when a baby’s heartbeat can be detected. In response, the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) offered the following statement:

 “The bold pro-life action taken by the Iowa legislature reflects growing national pro-life sentiment and restlessness under the extreme status quo imposed by Roe v. Wade. While Roe has not yet been reversed, it has been soundly rejected in the court of public opinion,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List). “We stand with Iowa lawmakers and Governor Kim Reynolds for advancing legislation that recognizes the humanity of the unborn child by acknowledging and protecting her or him at the first detectable heartbeat. This legislation seeks to humanize our nation’s law which currently permits, in many places, abortion on-demand up until the moment of birth.”

Susan B. Anthony List and its partner super PAC, Women Speak Out, spent more than $18 million in the 2016 election cycle, visiting more than 1.1 million homes in battleground states to defeat Hillary Clinton and maintain a pro-life Senate. SBA List is dedicated to pursuing policies and electing candidates who will reduce and ultimately end abortion. To that end, the SBA List emphasizes the education, promotion, mobilization, and election of pro-life women.  The SBA List is a network of more than 630,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.


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