Iowa Bans Abortion After Fetal Heartbeat Detected: 5 Things to Know

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Hollywood Life—Iowa just passed one of the strictest abortion laws in the US, and reproductive rights activists are livid. Learn more about the unconstitutional measure, and what’s happening going forward.

Groups sue to stop Iowa's 'fetal heartbeat' abortion ban. Planned Parenthood and the Iowa branch of the American Civil Liberties Union said they sued on Tuesday to stop a state law from coming into effect that would impose the strictest abortion limits in the United States. Iowa’s Republican-controlled legislature voted last month to outlaw an abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, effectively banning the procedure at about the six-week mark, which may be before a woman realizes she is pregnant. The lawsuit was …