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REYNOLDS HOPEFUL ON UPCOMING SUPREME COURT ABORTION RULING

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IOWA GOVERNOR KIM REYNOLDS SAYS THE U.S. SUPREME COURT HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO RIGHT A HISTORIC WRONG AS IT CONSIDERS A CASE THAT COULD LEAD TO OVERTURNING THE COURT’S 1973 RULING THAT LEGALIZED ABORTION.

ROE4 OC………ITS FATAL MISTAKE.” :07

THE CASE REVOLVES AROUND A MISSISSIPPI LAW THAT BANS ABORTIONS AFTER THE 15TH WEEK OF A PREGNANCY.

REYNOLDS IS AMONG 12 REPUBLICAN GOVERNORS WHO’VE SIGNED ONTO A LEGAL BRIEF SUBMITTED TO THE SUPREME COURT THAT ARGUES ROE V WADE AND ANOTHER 1993 DECISION ON ABORTION RIGHTS SHOULD BE OVERTURNED:

ROE5 OC…THESE INCOHERENT DECISIONS.” :10

THE GOVERNOR SAYS PREVIOUS U.S. SUPREME COURT RULINGS THAT UPHELD ABORTION RIGHTS DISREGARDED STATE SOVEREIGNTY.

ROE6 OC………A RESOUNDING NO.” :21

PREVIOUS FEDERAL COURT RULINGS HAVE ESTABLISHED THE CONCEPT OF FETAL VIABILITY AT AROUND 24 WEEKS, BUT THE MISSISSIPPI CASE GIVES A NEW CONSERVATIVE MAJORITY ON THE U.S. SUPREME COURT THE OPPORTUNITY TO LET EACH STATE SET THE STANDARD.

ROE7 OC……….A HISTORIC WRONG.” :14

IN 2018, REYNOLDS SIGNED A BILL INTO LAW THAT WOULD HAVE FORBIDDEN ABORTIONS IN IOWA AFTER A FETAL HEARTBEAT CAN BE DETECTED — ABOUT SIX WEEKS INTO A PREGNANCY.

THE IOWA SUPREME COURT STRUCK DOWN THE LAW, SAYING IOWA’S CONSTITUTION GUARANTEES WOMEN A FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT TO AN ABORTION.