"That law was less restrictive than this law that was passed so I think the plaintiffs feel very good that the Iowa Supreme Court would allow this bill if they wouldn't allow the telemedicine abortion ban", attorney Thomas Bullock said. Litigation could take years.
A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday rejected a bid by anti-abortion activists to block a fraud and racketeering suit by Planned Parenthood in a case centered on secretly recorded videos. Miller claimed that the law goes against his beliefs.
The solicitor general's letter notes that the state's position will be represented pro-bono by the Chicago-based conservative pro-life law firm the Thomas More Society. "In the 45 years since (Roe v. Wade), no federal or state court has upheld such a unsafe law".
The abortion-rights groups declined to make the legal documents public until the court clerk filed and stamped official copies.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, center, claps after signing a six-week abortion ban bill into law during a ceremony in her formal office, May 4, 2018, in Des Moines, Iowa.
Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller will not defend the state against lawsuits over the state's abortion ban.
Miller's decision to recuse himself was hailed by the non-profit reproductive health care organization Planned Parenthood, with executive vice president Dawn Laguens commending Miller "for standing up for a woman's right to control her own body, and decide for herself whether and when to become a parent".
Well, Iowa, of course, as you just reported, I mean, this is one of the most extreme abortion bans in the country.
The law is evidence of the state's conservative shift after the 2016 election, when Republicans gained control of the Legislature and the governor's office for the first time in almost 20 years.
Planned Parenthood has also announced it will hold in July its largest volunteer training event ever, bringing together 3,000 activists and leaders in Detroit to provide them various resources for going back into their communities to then build upon the organization's network, according to CNN.
I recently received a letter from the The Family Foundation stating that the House of Delegates' budget creates a new $6 million fund that will go to the abortion industry and groups like Planned Parenthood.