In the US state of Iowa, the legislature has just adopted a more restrictive abortion law—the most restrictive in the country. As soon as Governor Kim Reynolds signs the law, abortion in Iowa will be banned “as soon as a foetal heartbeat is detected”, i.e. around the sixth week of pregnancy. The only exceptions are cases of rape or incest.
While the ACLU fears that the law will take “Iowa women back nearly a half century”, local Republican representative, Shannon Lundgren, welcomes the decision: “Today, we are taking a brave step… telling the nation that Iowa will defend its most vulnerable—those without a voice, our unborn children”.
 American Civil Liberties Union.