Reactions to today’s oral arguments at the IA Supreme Court

Oral arguments at Iowa Supreme CourtPulse Executive Director, Maggie DeWitte, sat in on oral arguments at the Iowa Supreme Court as they considered lifting the injunction on the Heartbeat Bill.

Her reactions:

Pulse administrative assistant, Sarah Schiltz (left), and executive director, Maggie DeWitte at the IA Supreme Court

“Chris Schandevel  Senior Council from Alliance Defending Freedom did an outstanding job representing Governor Kim Reynolds and the state of Iowa. The two main issues that were debated today was the ability of the Iowa Supreme Court to lift the injunction against our Heartbeat bill that was passed and signed into law in 2018, and secondly what the legal standard should be in the state of Iowa regarding abortion law.  The Iowa Supreme Court has until the end of June to issue their ruling on this case.”

Demonstrating her passion for this law, Governor Kim Reynolds attended the hearing in person. Here is her office’s press release:

“I remain optimistic that the Iowa Supreme Court will allow the fetal heartbeat bill to take effect as the Iowa Constitution requires. Since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, decision-making power has been returned to the states. Our citizens and their elected officials have chosen to promote Life and end abortion at a heartbeat, with exceptions for rape, incest, and life of the mother.” 

Pulse will keep you abreast of developments on this critical course case.