The Heartbeat Bill faces two legal issues. First, it is currently under a temporary injunction because of a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood and the ACLU. Today, Judge Michael Huppert heard arguments on a second issue as to whether another pro-life group, Save the One, will be allowed to intervene in the case. Save the One opposes the exceptions for rape, incest, and fetuses “incompatible with life, which are included in the Heartbeat Bill.
Here is a statement released by Iowa’s Coalition of Pro-Life Leaders:
“We appreciate the sentiments of the Save the One organization, and we too seek a day when all unborn children are protected, regardless of their health or how they are conceived.
“We believe the passage of the Heartbeat Law is elevating the public discussion to a place from which there is no going back, and hastens the day when all unborn children are protected. For we know the child in her mother’s womb, regardless of physical disability or how she was conceived – she’s a baby.
“So we will support the efforts of the Thomas More Society to defend the Heartbeat Law, and we will continue to work until all life in the womb is treasured and protected.”
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