For Immediate Release: July 14, 2023
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Half the Country Now Protects Babies in the Womb
Des Moines, IA – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed Iowa’s Fetal Heartbeat Act, legislation that will save thousands of lives annually by protecting babies at a point when they have a heartbeat.
Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America President Marjorie Dannenfelser celebrated this victory, saying:
“We congratulate Iowa on becoming the 25th state with strong pro-life protections on the books. Just over a year after Dobbs, half the country recognizes the humanity of babies in the womb and their laws reflect it. A beating heart is a vital sign of life and science shows that an unborn baby has more than a 90% chance of survival once his or her heartbeat can be detected. Gov. Reynolds and the Iowa Legislature persisted to get the Fetal Heartbeat Act across the finish line, showing their respect for the will of Iowans the people and compassion for mothers and their children. Now, thousands of Iowa’s most vulnerable children will be given the gift of life and a chance to discover their unique purpose in this world.”
Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America is a network of more than one million pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.