Iowa Supreme Court to issue ruling on abortion law, decision could overturn constitutional right

Lisa R. Parker

Editor’s observe: The Iowa Supreme Courtroom dominated Friday that abortion is not protected by the state constitution.

The Iowa Supreme Court will challenge its ruling Friday in a intently-viewed final decision that could govern the foreseeable future of abortion accessibility in the condition.

The court is thinking about an appeal from the state, which seeks to overturn a lower court’s choice blocking a 2020 regulation imposing a 24-hour waiting around period of time prior to women can get an abortion. Prepared Parenthood of the Heartland successfully sued, arguing the regulation was unconstitutional beneath a 2018 Iowa Supreme Court choice that blocked a related 72-hour ready interval.

In briefings, the point out has argued the problems in the current case are various from that 2018 situation, and that the courtroom ought to uphold the legislation. But abortion foes hope the final decision goes additional than that. The court docket in 2018 dominated that the Iowa Constitution protects a appropriate to an abortion, but the court docket has found appreciable turnover in the earlier four yrs, and advocates hope a new lineup of judges will reverse that choice.

Update: Iowa Supreme Court claims abortion protections not certain underneath point out constitution

The ruling will come as the U.S. Supreme Courtroom is expected to shortly launch a determination that, according to a leaked draft, would overturn Roe v. Wade and the federal constitutional defense for abortion. If equally Roe and the Iowa 2018 precedent are overturned, legislators would be capable to ban some or all abortions in the point out.

Study: The Iowa Supreme Court’s whole feeling on abortion

William Morris handles courts for the Des Moines Register. He can be contacted at [email protected], 715-573-8166 or on Twitter at @DMRMorris.

This write-up at first appeared on Des Moines Register: Iowa Supreme Courtroom to rule on abortion regulation, constitutional right

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