Iowa Attorney General Refuses To Defend Abortion Heartbeat Law
owaâ€™s Democratic attorney general said Tuesday he would not defend in court a new law that bans abortions if a heartbeat is present.
Attorney General Tom Millerâ€™s office sent a letter to the state legislature saying Miller was disqualifying himself due to the â€śdetermination that he could not zealously assert the state's position because of his core belief that the statute, if upheld, would undermine rights and protections for women.â€ť
Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Tuesday sued to overturn the new law, which requires abortion providers to conduct a test to determine if a heartbeat is present. If one is found, then abortion would be prohibited unless the pregnancy was the result of rape, incest or there is a â€śfetal abnormality that in the physicianâ€™s reasonable medical judgment is incompatible with life.â€ť...