DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds is furious that Iowa’s “Fetal Heartbeat Law” was shot down in court, and says state Constitution allows “no fundamental right to an abortion.”
“I’m very disappointed in the ruling filed today by the district court,” Reynolds said in a statement Monday. “But regardless of the outcome, this case was always going to the Iowa Supreme Court. We will appeal this decision immediately.”
On Monday a district court in Iowa refund a request from Reynolds to revive a state law that would ban all abortions after a “fetal heartbeat” can be detected.
Reynolds lashed out at a woman’s right to choose and to manage her own healthcare, saying, “As the Iowa and US Supreme Courts have made clear, there is no fundamental right to an abortion. The decision of the people’s representatives to protect life should be honored, and I believe the court will ultimately do so. As long as I’m Governor, I will continue to fight for the sanctity of life and for the unborn.”
The US Supreme Court has already shot down Roe V Wade, a 1970’s court case that made abortions legal in this country. In reversing their settled law in this 50+ year old case, the court gave the right to individual states to determine whether each will allow abortions to be performed. The decision came in the case of Dobbs versus Jackson Women’s Health Organization.