The fighting over a 20 week ban in Iowa continues, with Republicans unhappy that the focus is being moved simply to stopping a Carhart clinic.
After stating he was uncomfortable with the language of an 20 week abortion ban, Gronstal has said he’d like to look for other ways to ensure Cahart won’t open a clinic.
A ban on abortion after 20 weeks, primarily aimed at keeping Dr. Leroy Carhart out of Iowa, has become a firestorm for one Council Bluffs lawmaker.
While local news establishments claim, ala Fox News, that a 20-week abortion ban is a priority of the people of Council Bluffs, Iowa, only 34 people showed up to a rally in favor of the ban, many of whom were not from Council Bluffs… or even from Iowa. Meanwhile a local news reporter is seen hugging a leading anti-choice organizer.
Abortion ban legislation in Iowa and elsewhere is based on a myth that focuses on the 20th week of pregnancy at which an arbitrary line is drawn to restrict abortions past this time.
Branstad was so excited to declare April “Abortion Recovery Month” that he waited until it was three weeks in.
Forty Days of Harassment Claims Success; Planned Parenthood of the Heartland expanding; woman who threatened Kansas abortion provider says it wasn’t a “true threat.”
An Iowa legislator attempts to make a point about animal welfare by comparing women to cows.
The “fetal pain” bill will have a harder time getting through the Democratic majority that holds the senate.
FDA may allow generic form of preterm labor drug despite exclusivity agreement, Rick Santorum blames abortion for Social Security problems, and Iowa wants to ban Medicaid funding for abortions in cases of rape and incest – even though they don’t pay for any.