Republican state Rep. Steven Holt noted that he did "not agree with the exemptions in the amendment, for I believe that all unborn lives matter and that all unborn lives should be protected".
The ban's backers predicted it would trigger a legal battle ultimately resulting in the U.S. Supreme Court overturning the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling establishing that women have the constitutional right to have an abortion.
Abortion opponents hoping to land the issue back in front of the nation's top court believe the 5-4 conservative majority could sharply curtail abortion access or ban it outright.
Iowa is the first state to ban abortion after the first sign of a fetal heartbeat.
The bill passed through the Iowa House of Representatives on Tuesday by a vote of 51-46, and passed the Senate on Wednesday by a vote of 27-19.
The measure is expected to quickly face a court challenge as both the Iowa affiliates of Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union said earlier Friday that they would sue Reynolds if she signed the bill.
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Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante won the award last year and Salah will be honoured at the Footballer of the Year dinner on May 10. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes the exceptional goalscoring form Mohamed Salah is down to how much he has grown.
"It's shameful that when Planned Parenthood heard lawmakers were introducing legislation to ban abortion, we were outraged - but we weren't surprised", said Suzanna de Baca, president and chief executive officer of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, reports the Register.
There had been little doubt that Reynolds, who describes herself as "100 percent pro-life", would sign the bill. "This bill tells Iowa women and girls that forced pregnancy is more important than their health and well-being".
Reynolds said in a statement after signing the measure that she expects a legal challenge. Reynolds acknowledged that there would be a court challenge.
Iowa's Republican-controlled Legislature approved the legislation earlier in the week.
"We thank Iowa for recognizing that every life is a gift and that personhood has inherent dignity from the moment of conception", Mancini added.
Reproductive rights advocates say the new potential bans also signal that conservative states are not afraid of being seen as extreme on abortion. In Iowa, abortion is already illegal in most cases after 20 weeks, unless the life of the mother is threatened.
In late afternoon trading, US benchmark 10-year yields were flat at 2.945 percent from 2.946 percent late on Thursday. Apple shares added 3.9 percent, to $183.83, as investors hoped to grab some of the Buffett investment magic.
That was back in August, and the firm eventually dropped the case, but now it seems it's back at it again. However, their similarities have clearly led to a bit of a legal kerfuffle between Nintendo and Gamevice.
Details of the acccident and condition of the occupants are not being released at this time pending further investigation. The three people killed were flight crew members, and no patients were on board when the helicopter crashed , Hess said.
In recent days, Seoul has promoted the idea of a path toward a peace treaty to formally end the 1950 to 1953 Korean War. The lifting of global sanctions is dependent on him giving up his nuclear weapons.
Xiaomi company released information about that soon on Android One will be produced several models of smartphones. In front, you're getting an upgraded selfie camera , featuring a Sony IMX376 sensor, bumping megapixels to 20MP.
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Invasion of another church by suspected herdsmen in Benue State has thrown residents of the state into another round of mourning. The failure of the government to stop the killings by herdsmen is the reason they have continued to kill, he said.
Gronkowski originally had plans to make the trip to Louisville, but won't be in attendance as long as his horse isn't competing. Phoenix Thoroughbreds said Gronkowski was responding well to antibiotics.
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The firm has "Buy" rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Friday, October 9. (NYSE:EL) on Wednesday, March 16 to "Neutral" rating. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of CNE in report on Thursday, December 7 with "Outperform" rating.
San Diego woman attacked by 'Golden State Killer' speaks out
"People who submit DNA for ancestors testing are unwittingly becoming genetic informants on their innocent family", Mercer said. But Michelle McNamara , by reaching millions of readers, shined a brighter light on this case than had ever been shone before.
Archaeologists in Peru discover mass child sacrifice site
The llamas, which suffered the same fate, were all younger than 18 months and buried facing east towards the Andes mountains. They had all apparently died of violent head wounds, and it is surmised they may have participated in the sacrifices.
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LeBron Sinks Pacers with Game 5 Buzzer-beater
Nor surprisingly, James saw things a bit differently, although not before trolling reporters for a moment. As for James, he said he thought it was clean - albeit with a big smile that seemed to suggest otherwise.
Additional charges filed against Waffle House shooting suspect
Police say he opened fire outside the Waffle House with an AR-15 rifle then stormed the restaurant, wearing only a green jacket. However, according to Aaron, the Nashville police spokesman, the father, "has now acknowledged giving them back to his son".
Rapper Meek Mill Freed from Prison in Pennsylvania
Now the word comes down that Meek Mill is set to see the same bail conditions as before with additional information to come. Meek is going home to be with his family, where he belongs, but bitter because it's taken this amount of time.