Iowa court ruling upholds waiting period for abortions, restrictions take effect next month

New abortion restrictions will take effect in Iowa next month
Published: Jun. 25, 2022 at 11:14 AM CDT
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DES MOINES, Iowa (WOWT) - In Iowa, new abortion restrictions will be taking effect next month after a recent court ruling.

It’s following the state’s Supreme Court decision last week ruling abortion is not a guaranteed right under Iowa’s constitution.

The 5-2 decision reversed a lower court ruling and upheld a law requiring a 24-hour waiting period for abortions, reversing an Iowa Supreme Court ruling from just four years ago.

The 24-hour waiting period is set to take effect next month.

Current Iowa law still allows abortions up to 20 weeks.

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