Answer to prayer: Former Planned Parenthood building is now pro-life pregnancy center

By Doug Mainwaring BETTENDORF, Iowa) – In a remarkable turn of events, a building that was once a Planned Parenthood facility is now home to a pro-life family clinic which provides support for pregnant women, new parents, and their families. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, which committed abortions in the Bettendorf, Iowa building for nearly …

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Iowa Supreme Court finds right to abortion in state Constitution

Overturns 72 hour waiting period By Dave Andrusko In a 5-2 decision the Iowa Supreme Court has rejected the state’s requirement that women wait 72 hours before having an abortion, be given the opportunity to view an ultrasound scan, and be provided with information about alternatives. The decision handed down Friday and written by Chief …

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10 Minutes from a Planned Parenthood, Iowa Pro-Life Center Adds to Life-Saving Services

By Gayle Irwin A pregnancy help center in Iowa has recently expanded its square footage and its service offerings to better serve men and women affected by STI’s and unexpected pregnancies. Based in Waterloo, but with a reach that goes into nearby Cedar Falls, Alternatives Pregnancy Center increased its footprint this January. “We were feeling …

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Iowa Supreme Court continues hold on key pro-life law, promises expedited briefing

By Dave Andrusko When last we wrote about Iowa’s new law that among other provisions provides for a three-day period of reflection before an abortion, Polk County District Court Judge Jeffrey Farrell had just ruled that the waiting period is constitutional, rejecting a challenge from Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and the American Civil Liberties …

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Judge upholds Iowa’s three-day waiting period

By Dave Andrusko Polk County District Court Judge Jeffrey Farrell ruled Monday that Iowa’s three-day waiting period is constitutional, rejecting a challenge from Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, which sued in May. “The Iowa Act is arguably the strictest mandatory waiting period law in the country, but …

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Poor sports as always, Planned Parenthood protest induction of pro-life champions into Iowa’s Women’s Hall of Fame

By Dave Andrusko I suppose it only makes sense to the minds that have persuaded themselves that they speak for all women that Planned Parenthood Voters of Iowa would have the chutzpah to protest the induction Saturday of two pro-life female stalwarts– U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst and Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds– into the Iowa Women’s …

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Iowa Supreme Court recognizes claim for “wrongful birth”

Couple says they would have aborted if they knew child would be “disabled” By Dave Andrusko In a 6-1 ruling, the Iowa Supreme Court has overturned the dismissal of a suit that accused a doctor and others of failing to inform Pamela Plowman and her then husband Jeremy Plowman that their unborn son might be …

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Four more Iowa PPFA clinics about to close

By Dave Andrusko As we reported, last week pro-life Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed a $7.2 billion budget bill that included defunding abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood. The state is forgoing $3 million in federal funding and using it own money “to recreate its own family planning network so that it can prohibit the funding …

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Iowa Supreme Court extends TRO on new pro-life Iowa law

By Dave Andrusko In the latest legal development in Iowa’s new abortion law–SF 471, a law that prohibits abortions at 20-weeks and beyond and requires a 72 hour waiting period–the state Supreme Court has extended a temporary halt on the 72 hour waiting period. (To date, the abortion ban has not been challenged.) In his …

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Iowa A.G. files response to Iowa Supreme Court’s TRO of new pro-life law

By Dave Andrusko Following a decision by the Iowa Supreme Court Friday morning to halt a new abortion law, the state’s Attorney General is filing a response today, the Des Moines Register reported. It was a hectic back and forth on Friday. At 8:30 am, pro-life Gov. Terry Branstad signed SF 471 – a law …

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What a difference a day makes. Iowa Governor signs pro-life bill

By Jenifer Bowen, Spokeswoman, Iowa Right to Life It’s often said that “the pen is mightier than the sword.” I can think of no greater evidence of that than what happened inside the Iowa State Capitol early this morning. Governor Branstad signed into law SF 471 – the 20-week abortion ban!!! Yes, that’s right, tiny …

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ACLU, Planned Parenthood challenge bill that bans abortions at 20 weeks

By Dave Andrusko Even before Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad had a chance to sign the measure, the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa and Planned Parenthood filed a suit in Polk County District Court challenging Senate File 471. Judge Jeffrey Farrell will hear their emergency request for a temporary injunction today, according to the Des …

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